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September 30th, 2004


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WebMD Medical News reports: "Researchers are saying that caffeine withdrawal should now be classified as a psychiatric disorder.… [and] suggesting that [it] should be included in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), considered the bible of mental disorders."

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From:pawo
Date:October 3rd, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Who in their right mind would give up caffeine?!
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From:sauergeek
Date:October 4th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
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Psychiatric disorder? No more so than the physical aspects of any other addiction (opium and its relatives, alcohol, and so on).
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From:trystero
Date:October 4th, 2004 07:52 am (UTC)
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Right, but up until this point, it sounds as if there's been no study establishing "clinical significance" (i.e., we knew it was addictive and behaved like other addictions, but we didn't know for sure that withdrawal produced any effects worth noting at the psychiatric level).

I may be misreading the summary, though.

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