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.
Special thanks to Dr. Doug Gentile for permission to use his screening tool.
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.