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Caffeine withdrawal classified as mental disorder

Caffeine withdrawal classified as mental disorder

This finally explains the cutthroat people behind you in the Starbucks line: Psychologists have added caffeine withdrawal to their Bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:

[E]xcessive caffeine intake can cause a mental condition known as “caffeine intoxication.” People with this level of intoxication will show five or more of the following symptoms: restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face, diuresis, gastrointestinal disturbance, twitching, rambling thought or speech, tachycardia, arrhythmia, periods of inexhaustibly, or psychomotor agitation.

How that that cup 'o joe look right now?

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