A typical questionnaire for the self-diagnosis of compulsive gambling
Source: Jim Orford (1985), Excessive Appetites, a psychological view of addictions
1.Have you ever lost time from work due to gambling?
2.Has gambling made your life unhappy?
3.Has gambling affected your reputation?
4.Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
5.Have you ever gambled to get money to pay debts or to otherwise solve financial difficulties?
6.Did gambling ever cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7.After a losing did you feel that you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
8.After a win have you had a strong urge to return and win more?
9.Have you often gambled until you last penny was gone?
10.Have you ever borrowed to finance your gambling?
11.Have you ever sold any real or personal property to finance your gambling?
12.Are you reluctant to use ‘gambling money ‘ for normal expenditures?
13.Has gambling ever made you careless of the welfare of your family?
14.Have you ever gambled longer than you had planned?
15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
16.Have you ever committed or considered committing an illegal act to finance your gambling?
17.Has gambling ever caused you to have difficulty in sleeping?
18.Did arguments, disappointments or frustrations ever create within you an urge to gamble?
19.Have you ever had an urge to celebrate any good fortune by few hours of gambling?
20.Have you ever considered self-destruction as results of your gambling?
A TYPICAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE THE SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE GAMBLING