Adolescents can exhibit a gambling disorder or gambling addiction, but experts argue that the signs and symptoms are displayed in a manner different than adults.
A small number of assessment instruments for gambling disorders have been developed specifically for youth - many are adaptations of adult instruments. There are four commonly used youth problem gambling instruments:
- South Oaks Gambling Screen-Revised for Adolescents (SOGS-RA)
- DSM-IV-Juvenile (DSM-IV-J) and the related DSM-IV-Multiple Response-Juvenile (DSM-IV-MR-J)
- Massachusetts Gambling Screen (MAGS)
- Canadian Adolescent Gambling Inventory (CAGI)