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Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:45:02 PM »

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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 11:02:19 PM »
So what's the treatment?

That being said, I would watch the slow psycho-creep going on with the DSM.  It will not be that much of a stretch for the authors to start classifying certain political positions as "disordered" a-la the old Soviet Union.
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 12:15:36 AM »
So what's the treatment?

That being said, I would watch the slow psycho-creep going on with the DSM.  It will not be that much of a stretch for the authors to start classifying certain political positions as "disordered" a-la the old Soviet Union.

It happened already:  Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 12:46:12 AM »
Given what happened to me the last time I tried to give up caffeine cold turkey, I'm surprised I wasn't locked in a padded room for a month.
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 09:58:48 PM »
So what's the treatment?
Simply put, a day or two of rest generally does the trick. That gives enough time for the body to readjust and recouperate from the lost sleep. I do not drink any caffeinated beverages on days I don't have to work. Yes, I'm tired, but the detox days clear my system and help prevent it from developing a resistance.

Fortunately caffeine does not have anywhere near as long of a withdrawal period as more illicit drugs. Unfortunately, in many professions, the substance is practically a necessity.

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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 10:19:59 PM »
Hmph. I'm not allowed to have caffeinated drinks.................
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 11:16:19 PM »
It'll give ya one heluva headache.
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 01:05:07 PM »
It is like anything. We are all affected by all products differently.  My husband couldn't consume caffeine at all and MSG made him sick for days.  He also has asthma and I suspect it is all linked.

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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 01:06:10 PM »
The only real side effect I've ever had from leaving off caffeine for a while is that I feel sleepy for the first day or so.

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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 02:52:02 PM »
Just another reason to deny someone the right to own a gun.   :silly:  :thud:
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 03:11:32 PM »
Can I collect disability for this....... :bolt:

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