Brief screens can help you decide whether to seek formal evaluation of your gambling behavior. The 3-item BBGS is based on the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria for gambling disorder.

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During the past 12 months

Have you become restless irritable or anxious

when trying to stop or cut down on gambling?

During the past 12 months

Have you tried to keep your family or friends

from knowing how much you gambled?

During the past 12 months

Did you have such financial trouble as a result of your gambling

that you had to get help with living expenses from family, friends or welfare?

Please answer at least one question.