Drinking coffee becomes daily habit for many. It quickens vital processes in the morning or alertness when you need to stay awake the whole night. But those who are drinking too much coffee and then suddenly lost caffeine intake can experience caffeine withdrawal. Which is now sorted in the list of mental disorders in the American Psychiatric Association.
People drink coffee as wakening agent, conditions and helps focus on things we're working on. The rousing effect is due to caffeine, a mild stimulant that can also be found either on tea or cocoa. Only 250mg of caffeine intake is allowed per day. This limitation is equivalent to 2 to 3 cups of coffee.
Cafffeine blocked receptors in the brain, especially, those chemicals that gives the feeling of tiredness—we feel we are not exhausted.
But an extreme dosage can cause Caffeine Intoxication. Some noticeable symptoms are;
- too much excitement
- rumbling thoughts
- speaks too fast
- abnormality on movements
It was year 1994 when caffeine intoxication rated to be on list of the Diagnostic and Statistical of Mental Disorders produced by the American Psychiatric Association. This manual is also used by mental health professionals worldwide on dealing with psychiatric diseases.
In the new edition released this year, Caffeine Withdrawal was added. It is experienced after 24 hours without caffeine intake. Some of its negative effects are listed below.
- fatigue or drowsiness
- dysphoric mood, depression, and irritability
- difficulty on concentrating
- flue-like symptoms (vomiting, nausea, or muscle pain)
Health professionals and some coffee consumers have different opinions about it. For even heavy drinkers still haven't shown any side effects from too much coffee ingestion. Making things more complicated. However, just making sure the possibility of these mental diseases are less to worry. Remember that any excessive is harmful. Have just enough cup of coffee everyday.