Anxiety and depression associated with caffeinism among psychiatric inpatients.

@article{Greden1978AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and depression associated with caffeinism among psychiatric inpatients.},
  author={John F. Greden and Patricia Fontaine and Martin J. Lubetsky and Kathy Chamberlin},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1978},
  volume={135 8},
  pages={
          963-6
        }
}
Among 83 hospitalized adult psychiatric patients, 22% reported being high caffeine consumers (750 mg or more per day); these patients scored significantly greater on the State-Trait Anxiety Index and the Beck Depression Scale than moderate and low consumers. High consumers described significantly more clinical symptoms, felt that their physical health was not as good, and reported greater use of sedative-hypnotics and minor tranquilizers. Since caffeine modifies catecholamine levels, inhibits… CONTINUE READING

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