When trying to understand an addiction and what can become one, it’s crucial to note that many habits are addictive. Habits can of course be healthy, such as the types of food you eat or going to work but others can become addictions before anyone has realised what is happening. One couple were both shocked and amazed by what a Dublin lie detector test revealed.

Faith and Jonah’s case

Faith loved gaming, shopping online and would much rather be sitting at home with her laptop than going out on the tiles with her friends. Her husband Jonah noticed this and kept telling her it was unhealthy. Anniversary dinners didn’t happen anymore and Faith never left the house. They’d thought about going on holiday to “get away from it all” but she’d cancelled the plans after finding there was no internet access in the cabin they’d arranged. Jonah couldn’t understand it. The trip was supposed to be a romantic weekend only at the lakes with walks and pub lunches. Why would she need the internet?

Jonah wondered if his wife was suffering from agoraphobia as whenever the shopping needed doing it was done online. Clothes were also bought from online stores. She used to love browsing the shops for that perfect gift for a special friend or family member at Christmas, but not now. She did that online too.

Agoraphobia or something else?

Jonah contacted us after a friend recommended our polygraph services. He told us that he’d spoken to his wife about agoraphobia but she said going outside wasn’t a problem.  Something was clearly wrong and he felt she was lying about something. Just in case it was agoraphobia he arranged for our polygraph examiner to make a home visit. Faith seemed fine with the test being administered as she knew she could leave the house, she just didn’t want to. What was the big deal?

In consultation with our polygraph examiner, Jonah had spoken at length about Faith’s behaviour and his concerns. They chose 1 question about leaving the house and 2 about the internet and technology. Our examiner suggested that her behaviour sounded addictive rather than agoraphobic.

Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD)

The Dublin lie detector test for addiction revealed that Faith indeed had a problem. She was addicted to the internet. As our examiners are forensic psychologists, it was suggested she visit her GP who could arrange psychotherapy.

Faith was found to be suffering from Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). She’s doing much better and has even taken a holiday to a retreat that doesn’t allow internet or technology. The polygraph test exposed a problem she hadn’t been aware of. She has since contacted us to thank our examiner for his help.

The NHS is preparing to launch a clinic for people who are believed to be suffering from IAD which has become a growing concern across the globe. The symptoms include boredom with everyday tasks, spending more and more time on the internet and isolation. There are more physical symptoms such as headaches, backache and insomnia. Many treatments exist and it has been suggested that this disorder is part of an underlying issue such as depression or anxiety.

Dublin lie detector test for addiction

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Case Study | Dublin Lie Detector Test for Addiction reveals Internet Addiction Disorder
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