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Post Reply Caffeine Withdrawal Is Now a Mental Disorder
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thegreywitch wrote:

A core feature of abnormal psychology is that it must deviate from the norm. Since consuming large amounts of caffeine is a daily routine for millions of people I would call into question that it is abnormal . Unhealthy, yes, an addiction, yes, but commonplace, not abnormal.


I don't, the danged stuff gives me a headache. It's only been in the last year that I've wandered into a Starbucks out of social peer pressure, and even then, the stuff has to be so loaded down with caramel, chocolate and whipped cream before I'll drink it, the coffee might as well be a flavor.

For those who say "But I NEED my double-shot espresso in the morning!"....oh, really? You need it, do you?
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At this rate how long before Robert Palmer is diagnosed with having a mental disorder?
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A crutch that some people will lean on.
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No, but really: the withdrawal syndrome does exist even if it is mild and the APA has included caffeine dependence in the DSM-V as something for future study to determine its clinical significance in light of reports of people having difficulty regulating or eliminating their intake. It's also there to encourage people to help fine-tune the diagnostic criteria to be used if and when it should be included as a behavioural disorder proper. Clickbait article is clickbait, move on.
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I used to be addicted to coffee giving it up was hell... It felt like the energizer bunny was beating on my brain.
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lambofgenesis wrote:
Why? Because it's a reproductive (mental?) disorder. And not mentally being able to reproduce is detrimental to a species.


Well, most of the time it depends on that particular species environment. A good example would be rate of predation. If the rate of predation on said species is higher than average, homosexuality would most likely have a negative impact on the ability of that population to survive.

If, however, predation levels are lower than average, homosexuality in a species can be a boon. Especially for fast reproducers, as large population spikes can exhaust local resources, endangering the entire population as a result. In a case like this, the inherent 'population control' aspect of homosexuality can be quite beneficial.

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Everything is a disorder these days.
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This.
For me and my family. Lol.

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WELL SHIT GUYS, PUT ME ON THE UNDERPRIVILEGED LIST.
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Are you kidding me?
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I swear to fucking God, I hate this planet...

I don't dispute the existence of caffeine withdrawal symptoms, but come on... Just stop.
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Somewhere out there, somebody will try to get a disability rating from this.
Wasn't it taught in school that caffeine can be addicting, just like anything else that alters your mental state? (Even if it is only a tiny bit).
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Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

I used to be addicted to coffee giving it up was hell... It felt like the energizer bunny was beating on my brain.


Some people just don't understand what addictions are like. It's one of those things you don't get unless you've experienced it, like falling in love or losing someone you are close to, etc. It's easy to underestimate addictions/withdrawals as one who has never been through them. I'm betting that some people here haven't had to deal with addiction before.
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Morbidhanson wrote:


Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

I used to be addicted to coffee giving it up was hell... It felt like the energizer bunny was beating on my brain.


Some people just don't understand what addictions are like. It's one of those things you don't get unless you've experienced it, like falling in love or losing someone you are close to, etc. It's easy to underestimate addictions/withdrawals as one who has never been through them. I'm betting that some people here haven't had to deal with addiction before.


Yeah but from my experience I wouldn't call it mental disorder. If your focused enough you can get your work done but you will practically be drowning yourself in Advil for a week or two.
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