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Should caffeine withdrawal be considered a mental disorder?

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  • Caffeine withdrawal has nothing to do with having a mental disorder.

    Caffeine is a drug just as nicotine is a drug. When you go off of a drug you are going to go into withdrawals. Although this physical reaction may be unpleasant it is not the same as a mental disorder. Mental disorders don't go away once a chemical leaves your body.

  • Caffeine Withdrawal Should Not Be Considered A Mental Disorder

    There is no reason to label caffeine withdrawal as a mental disorder. Caffeine withdrawal, at it's worst, tends to cause headaches, for only a short amount of time. There is no reason to waste time or effort, categorizing this problem. Mental disorders tend to revolve around conditions that are more serious than caffeine withdrawal.


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Quan says2013-06-04T17:14:16.437
I'm not sure I understand. Don't all withdrawal symptoms and the addiction itself pass within 24-48 hours anyway? By the time you were diagnosed, you'd be cured.