Caffeine-Induced Anxiety Disorder typically presents with symptoms similar to panic attacks or generalized anxiety. This can be diagnosed when there is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings suggesting that anxiety developed within one month of caffeine intoxication.
Caffeine is the most popular and widely-used drug in the world. It is highly consumed for a variety of reasons. It is thought to induce mild substance dependence as evidenced by the development of tolerance, withdrawal, and difficulty cutting down or eliminating its use.
Caffeine also produces apparent benefits such as increased alertness, attention, and cognitive function, while elevating mood. However, in large amounts can induce severe or chronic anxiety in some individuals, in which case medical attention is often required.
The solution is to reduce the amount of caffeine consumed. Stay aware of the amount of caffeine you are consuming to avoid going over the recommended daily intake. Try to replace coffee, tea, and sodas with other drinks or decaffeinated substitutes.
Caffeine-induced anxiety disorder is a real condition but it is not a severe one. Too much caffeine can lead to this disorder in many individuals. But usually the treatment is not a difficult one. One should always develop healthy dietary habits to avoid health issues of all sorts. For example, staying hydrated and eating balanced food can do wonders to keep you healthy and happy.
There’s an association between caffeine consumption and anxiety including caffeine-induced anxiety disorder. Yet, for most people, moderate caffeine intake is safe and may have benefits. Cutting back or eliminating caffeine from your diet quickly can lead to withdrawal symptoms, which can also be anxiety producing. If you feel that your anxiety is increasing due to caffeine, or it’s making you feel anxious, speak to your doctor about the right amount for you.
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