Coffee drinkers listen up: People who consume coffee or other caffinated beverages on a regular basis could now be classified as having a temporary mental disorder.
According to the mental health manual called the DSM5, caffeine intoxication is among the many mental disorders known to psychiatry. Symptoms of caffeine intoxication include restlessness, nervousness and rapid and irregular heartbeat.
“A huge propenderence of people who are regular caffeine users don’t really have any negative effects from this. What they do need to keep in mind is if they feel something other than normal from their caffeine use, that there’s going to be a result to that,” said Jay Pedelty of Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment.
Caffeine is the most widely used, behaviorally active drug in the world.