Screening Tool: Video Game Addiction
This survey is designed to provide a quick assessment of whether you or a loved one might have problems with video game addiction. However, no test is 100% accurate. No matter what your score is, you should seek help from a health professional if you have any concerns about yourself or your loved ones.
This screening tool has been developed by Dr. Doug Gentile.
Each 'yes' as counted as 1 point; each 'no' as 0; 'sometimes' as 0.5 (with the exception of item 3, where you get a 1 only if you try to limit, but are not successful).
A score over 5 suggests problems with a gaming addiction (aka pathological gaming).
Note that because no screening tool is 100% accurate, having a ‘negative’ result on the screening tool completely mean that there isn’t a concern either. If there are any concerns, speak to a health professional.