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TODAY   |  June 11, 2013

Quitting caffeine now a mental health disorder

If you thought cutting down on coffee was tougher than it seems, you’re right. According to the Wall Street Journal, quitting caffeine now is a basis for a mental health disorder.

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>>> sobering news for coffee lovers. caffeine forms the basis for a mental health disorder. intoxication and withdrawal are included in the mental health bible known as the dsm 5 because they may impair ability to function in daily life. the news does not come without controversy in spite of the fact that caffeine has some health benefits . one doctor recommends bringing it and limiting intake.

>> you're the perfect person to talk about this. this is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is run for the coffee maker .

>> before anything else i hit play on the coffee maker .

>> you hit play.

>> it makes it sound exciting.

>> she's not a 50-plus-year-old male.

>> i don't know. if loving coffee is wrong --