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Old 06-04-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Attention all cola and coffee fiends!!

You have an illness!

I wonder if this news will result and anti-tobacco like campaign to ban caffeine !!

Caffeine withdrawal is a legit mental disorder now | Grist
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Attention all cola and coffee fiends!!

You have an illness! ...
Withdrawal can only occur after a caffeine drinker stops using caffeine . Thus, anyone who has not decreased his/her intake of caffeine drinks (in part or in full) is almost certainly not in withdrawal.

A heavy caffeine drinker can have serious impairment when he/she stops injection caffeine. This serious impact on one's live is the justification for the new DSM-5 diagnosis. The new diagnosis does not imply that everyone who uses caffeine has a mental illness. Likewise, most people who drink alcohol do not meet criteria for Alcohol Abuse or Alcohol Dependence, unless alcohol is causing serious impairment in one's life.

To meet the DSM-5 criteria for this diagnosis, one must have prolonged daily use, abrupt cessation, and three or more of the following symptoms:
  1. Headaches
  2. a lot of Fatigue/drowsiness
  3. depression or irritability
  4. Decreased
  5. Flu-like symptoms.

Furthermore, like all mental health diagnoses, the above symptoms must cause significant distress in one's daily live (e.g. the person's ability to function as a human being must be majorly hindered.)

As is the case with most addictive substances, gradual decrease in caffeine use is likely to prevent withdrawal.
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