Verbosity in Vain: Caffeine Intoxication

Lesson of the Day: Mindlessly eating is one thing. Mindlessly eating dark chocolate covered espresso beans is another.

Which brings us to: Verbosity in Vain. This week’s lesson: Caffeine Intoxication, per the DSM 5 proposed revision.

A. Recent consumption of caffeine, usually in excess of 250 mg (e.g., more than 2–3 cups of brewed coffee).

B. Five (or more) of the following signs, developing during, or shortly after, caffeine use:

1.      restlessness

2.      nervousness

3.      excitement

4.      insomnia

5.      flushed face

6.      diuresis

7.      gastrointestinal disturbance

8.      muscle twitching

9.      rambling flow of thought and speech

10.   tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia

11.   periods of inexhaustibility

12.   psychomotor agitation

C. The symptoms in Criterion B cause clinically significant distress  or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

D. The symptoms are not associated with another medical condition and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., an Anxiety Disorder).
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2 thoughts on “Verbosity in Vain: Caffeine Intoxication

  1. I’ve given up the stuff..never needed a pick me up anyway! It’s just for the ‘social and taste’. Now i’m all about herbal teas and loads of water and I feel a lot calmer and refreshed.

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