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http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/05/31/caffeine-withdrawal-is-now-a-mental-disorder/


According to a new edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders out last week (DSM, or in this case, DSM-5), that sort of excessive caffeine intake can lead to a condition known as “caffeine intoxication,” except it’s nothing like the sort of blissful stupor we tend to associate with that other sort of intoxication.

If you’ve had more than 250 mg of caffeine (two to three cups of brewed coffee) and experienced five or more of the following symptoms, says the guide, you’ve probably been caffeine-buzzed: restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face, diuresis (having to pee a lot), gastrointestinal disturbance, muscle twitching, rambling flow of thought and speech, tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia, periods of inexhaustibility or psychomotor agitation (unintentional motion, say, rapidly bouncing one leg).

This disorder, as it’s described in both the older DSM-IV and new DSM-5, falls under the heading “Caffeine-Related Disorders,” but in DSM-5, that section includes a new entry: caffeine withdrawal. According to DSM-5, symptoms of caffeine withdrawal include fatigue, headache and difficulty focusing.



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I am so glad I got out of mental health.

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Obviously, they are not coffee lovers, must be tea drinkers.
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I can understand being addicted to caffeine, I myself drink around 50 ounces of black tea a day when I'm working, but I don't understand why withdrawal would be a mental disorder. I would think that it would more be a physical thing, what with the symptoms they describe and the fact that it's a stimulant causing them, not something malfunctioning in your brain. In fact, I thought that drug and alcohol withdrawal were physical disorders, not mental ones, so if so this makes no sense.

By the way, I don't suffer from any of those withdrawal symptoms despite how much tea I drink.
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Rujikin wrote:

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/05/31/caffeine-withdrawal-is-now-a-mental-disorder/


According to a new edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders out last week (DSM, or in this case, DSM-5), that sort of excessive caffeine intake can lead to a condition known as “caffeine intoxication,” except it’s nothing like the sort of blissful stupor we tend to associate with that other sort of intoxication.

If you’ve had more than 250 mg of caffeine (two to three cups of brewed coffee) and experienced five or more of the following symptoms, says the guide, you’ve probably been caffeine-buzzed: restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face, diuresis (having to pee a lot), gastrointestinal disturbance, muscle twitching, rambling flow of thought and speech, tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia, periods of inexhaustibility or psychomotor agitation (unintentional motion, say, rapidly bouncing one leg).

This disorder, as it’s described in both the older DSM-IV and new DSM-5, falls under the heading “Caffeine-Related Disorders,” but in DSM-5, that section includes a new entry: caffeine withdrawal. According to DSM-5, symptoms of caffeine withdrawal include fatigue, headache and difficulty focusing.



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...Jesus you obviously have never read the DSM before if you think thats a big deal.

A disorder is really any change mentally in the brain. Caffeine is an addictive substance and does affect how our brain works however minor. This info is probably useful for doctors to see if there patients are suffering any of those problems.

You people take this stuff way to seriously.
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It's a disorder. Not a severe one, but a disorder nonetheless.

If you're like me and you drink like 9 cups of black swill a day, you'll find it hard to quit cold turkey, especially if this has gone on for years like it has in my case. The effects on mood and behavior are rather noticeable to me when I try to go a day or two without caffeine. All I can think about is caffeine.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

It's a disorder. Not a severe one, but a disorder nonetheless.

If you're like me and you drink like 9 cups of black swill a day, you'll find it hard to quit cold turkey, especially if this has gone on for years like it has in my case. The effects on mood and behavior are rather noticeable to me when I try to go a day or two without caffeine. All I can think about is caffeine.




So it's an addiction....and addictions are bad....wait but love is addicting.......and technically an addiction.

So by that logic is LOVE a mental disorder!
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Ryulightorb wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

It's a disorder. Not a severe one, but a disorder nonetheless.

If you're like me and you drink like 9 cups of black swill a day, you'll find it hard to quit cold turkey, especially if this has gone on for years like it has in my case. The effects on mood and behavior are rather noticeable to me when I try to go a day or two without caffeine. All I can think about is caffeine.




So it's an addiction....and addictions are bad....wait but love is addicting.......and technically an addiction.

So by that logic is LOVE a mental disorder!


It can be. It's basically chemical reactions in the brain, hence the generous application of the term "mental disorder" used to refer to impairment lol

Being in love, having sex, making out, etc. causes the brain to release certain chemicals that make you feel a certain way.

A mental impairment basically means your whole deck of cards isn't quite there. Maybe you're missing only one or two at that time, but it's still an impairment. Sometimes it's hard to quantify and classify, but something like coping with a withdrawal is serious enough to comfortably be considered an impairment. Mental disorders are, overall, pretty common. It's the serious ones that are more rare. It's just that people are used to using the term to refer more to the serious ones.

Everyone has been mentally impaired at some point. Minor impairment is no cause for concern. To be alive is to constantly sustain damage, whether it's physical or emotional or a combination of both. We can usually survive the damage so we don't think about this. It's just that there is a certain level of impairment that needs to be reached for the medical types to consider it serious. Moreover, it seems that the mental disorder usually has to make it harder, not easier, for you to live your life for people to recognize it as a disorder.
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I knew someone that was addicted to cocacola.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

So it's an addiction....and addictions are bad....wait but love is addicting.......and technically an addiction.

So by that logic is LOVE a mental disorder!


Well, love does make people do crazy things...

Posted 12/6/15
Well, they're the experts. Meanwhile some of you believe being gay is a mental disorder. Who should I trust?
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Everything is a disorder according to psychologist these days.
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Nobody said the book has to have only long term issues.

It's conceivable some moron that takes too much coffee would come to a doctor for their "condition" they experience sometimes...
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