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Caffeine Intoxication? It May Not Be Just From Coffee!

posted by Linda Mintle

coffeeYou make your morning run for a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte, drink a cup of coffee at the office mid morning, and  have a Diet Coke for lunch. Could you qualify for a mental disorder?

Sounds crazy, but the  DSM V (The Bible of mental disorders)  qualifies caffeine intoxication as a mental disorder.

Do a quick check: Are you…

___Restless

___Nervous

___Excited

___Rrd-faced t

___Muscle twitching

___Not sleeping

___Having gastrointestinal upset

___Experiencing irregular heart rate

All signs of caffeine intoxication. And if these symptoms cause you distress and impact your daily functioning, get the number of a therapist.

Time to detox and be ready for the headache, fatigue, concentration problems and irritability that may follow.

Caffeine intoxication can happen with about 2.5 cups of coffee (above 250mg).

You may be thinking, really, this is ridiculous, but when you consider that caffeine is inserted in many of our foods, this is a real issue. And to me, this is the story.

It’s one think for me to drink 2 cups of coffee and know I better watch my intake, but another to be completely unaware of the foods that contain caffeine.

Caffeine can be found in all kinds of foods like potato chips, sunflower seeds, beef jerky, gummy bears, marshmallows, and gum. So check labels, especially if you have children. Too much caffeine is not good for anyone and may even land you in a therapist office.

 

 

 



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