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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted September 30, 2004 13:43      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Researchers are saying that caffeine withdrawal should now be classified as a psychiatric disorder.

A new study that analyzes some 170 years' worth of research concludes that caffeine withdrawal is very real -- producing enough physical symptoms and a disruption in daily life to classify it as a psychiatric disorder...

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/94/103004.htm?z=1728_00000_1000_nb_02

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Mac D
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I don't care what anyone says I'm not giving up my caffeine. [Smile] It's a necessity. I did however (On the advise of my doctor) Give up pop. I now only drink Coffee for my caffeine fix.

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Bibo
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I keep a steady stream of Penguin Caffeine Mints in my system when I'm at work or need a 2nd wind and have had enough coffee for the day. The nice thing about these is they are sugar and gelatin free.
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quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
I keep a steady stream of Penguin Caffeine Mints in my system when I'm at work or need a 2nd wind and have had enough coffee for the day. The nice thing about these is they are sugar and gelatin free.

I love penguin mints, but it IS worth mentioning that 3 mints contain 2 grams of sorbitol (an artificial sweetern which in larger quantities is a laxative) [Wink]
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I've never had problems with sorbitol, but I have noticed some laxative and *ahem* flatulent effects from malitol.

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Bibo
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So it's not the caffeine that keeps me runnin' [Wink]

Actually the sorbitol does not seem to do anything to me.

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Something odd...the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision lists "Caffeine Intoxication" as a mental disorder, but doesn't say anything about withdrawal (though it does for such substances of amphetamines). I do agree, though, that they should list caffeine withdrawal.

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