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(WTOP)   American Psychiatric Association spins wheel, invents the next disorder that drug companies can start marketing to you: "Caffeine Use Disorder"   (wtop.com) divider line 34
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2014-01-31 08:02:11 AM
10 votes:
THISCOULDEXPLAINALOTOFTHINGSDOESANYONEELSEFEELIMPENDINGDOOMWHERE'STHEB ATHROOM?
2014-01-31 10:00:45 AM
4 votes:
ecx.images-amazon.com
25.media.tumblr.com
2014-01-31 09:44:48 AM
4 votes:
I worry more now about people with the disorder known as:

Hyper
Involuntary
Panic
Stress
Tension
Elevation
Response

because they drink large amounts of caffeine too.
2014-01-31 09:43:58 AM
4 votes:
i26.photobucket.com
2014-01-31 09:42:54 AM
4 votes:
My doctor gave me pills for this,
I wash them down with 5-hour energy drinks.
2014-01-31 09:51:14 AM
3 votes:

Needlessly Complicated: You'll pry my coffee from my cold, dead

shaking hands.
2014-01-31 08:44:24 AM
3 votes:
I think I'm terminal.
2014-01-31 07:37:00 AM
3 votes:
I just got my "Restless Leg Syndrome" under medicated control, and now this? DAMN!
2014-01-31 11:04:48 AM
2 votes:
I don't have a problem. I like to start my days this way.

adam4d.com
2014-01-31 09:58:54 AM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com

I can quit any time I want.
/I don't want to. I like getting paid.
2014-01-31 09:50:45 AM
2 votes:
So, what you're saying is, it's not normal to drink a pot of coffee and be able to promptly go to sleep and sleep like a baby?
2014-01-31 09:45:12 AM
2 votes:

grinding_journalist: PRESCRIPTION-ONLY DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE LEGAL TO ADVERTISE ON TV.

What purpose could they POSSIBLY serve except to get someone to take a drug that their doctor doesn't think they need?


Yep.  My doctor has never slapped his head during a visit and said, "You know what?  There's a drug you need that totally escaped me until I saw this ad on TV last night!"

He is also brutal on the visiting pharma reps.  Hates them like poison.  I saw him eviscerate one once.  Guy just strolled through the waiting area and right back into the offices and exam rooms.  "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!"  Guy was white as a sheet when he slinked out of the building.

I love my doctor.
2014-01-31 09:01:36 AM
2 votes:
Not a "disorder", it's a "quality of life" issue.
2014-01-31 08:15:55 AM
2 votes:
Please don't submit these kinds of articles before I have had my first cup of coffee.
2014-01-31 07:42:35 AM
2 votes:
Can I get paid time off for this?
2014-01-31 12:58:05 PM
1 votes:
grinding-journalist

PRESCRIPTION-ONLY DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE LEGAL TO ADVERTISE ON TV.

What purpose could they POSSIBLY serve except to get someone to take a drug that their doctor doesn't think they need?


Warning! Common sense thinking like that, Sir, will undermine the entire socio-economic base major businesses and their lawyers depend on. You cannot be allowed to spread the concept of Intelligent Consideration.
________

Many of you are probably not old enough to recall the time when caffeine or caffeine-like substances were added to nearly everything possible to give you that energy kick. It started in the 70's, after the economic crisis when folks were having to work harder and harder because Saudi Arabia had managed to shake the global economy by initiating the oil catastrophe.

It created a whole new merchandising factor in the form of Energy Drinks, or -- legal speed.

Prior to that, only one or two soft drinks had caffeine added, mainly Mountain Dew. Afterwards you had to carefully study the soda to find versions which did not have the stuff added. I mean, like pre-teens and teens, the target consumers, did not already have enough natural energy to cope with.

Just before that, soda machines were allowed into schools, under the understanding that sales of the product would help boost their income since the government, naturally, responding to the economic crisis, slashed the educational budgets.

Energy drinks just flourished after the first few managed to make it past the FDA. Though, they were helped along by the Great Coffee Crisis in the 80s, when suddenly it seemed there was a problem with global coffee bean producers, which doubled the cost of a pound of coffee.

By then it had been discovered that large amounts of caffeine could be delivered in scores of other products.

This created a new niche for companies to pile into with caffeine bearing products, including herbal versions -- the latter being considered 'organic' and presumably 'natural' and better for you.

Any form of artificial stimulant can become both physically and psychologically addicting. Any stimulant can affect people with a host of medical conditions ranging from the mild to the serious. There's a great range of psychological conditions which, while usually mild and not requiring treatment, can form a dependency on a nonprescription stimulant.

Naturally, there will be those businesses which will take advantage of this and promptly supply the masses with all they can handle and advertise the krap out of the products to make them seem even more appealing and safe.

A good example of this are your tobacco, booze and automobile industries.

Eventually, yeah, a new psychological condition will develop. Prior to the explosion of Super models, we never heard of Anorexia or Bulimia. When professional sports became a multi-billion dollar a year industry, suddenly we started hearing about steroids.

Don't forget that time, somewhere in the 80's, when anything herbal was the rage and folks started consuming various herbs in amounts which could cause harm. Not too many herbalists bothered to inform clients of the potential for abuse. Businesses jumped in selling packaged herbs and herbs in pill form.

Caffeine could and would be added to some for that energy 'kick' to bring the customers back. Yet, herbal products are not regulated by the FDA.

The increased use of the Internet promptly sprouted a mess of 'legal speed' sites ranging from herbs to pills.

So, across the span of less than 40 years, people grew up consuming stimulants the previous generation had never used.

Now it's been anchored both financially and traditionally into the culture.

Note: back when soft drinks were just catching on to caffeine, most kids were not allowed to drink coffee (an Adult drink). Their parents never realized that bottle of sweet soda they readily bought for the kids to guzzle held more caffeine per cup than brewed coffee.

More food for thought: as the caffeine/artificial stimulant consumption rose, so did ADD. A connection?
2014-01-31 12:44:14 PM
1 votes:

IronJelly: I have two serious questions: Does having this disorder qualify me for Medicinal Marijuana?  Would quitting Caffeine qualify me for Medicinal Marijuana?


I've been led to understand that being in the Doctor's office qualifies you for mm in some areas.

Sadly, lacking that option, my mother (who had glaucoma) resorted to several expensive "well, try this" meds and a referral to a specialist. She resorted to calling a good friend with a green thumb. She was also a wicked-bad coffee drinker.

/miss ya mom
//coffee is proof God loves us and wants us to see daybreak with both eyes
///cuban coffee ftw
2014-01-31 11:45:42 AM
1 votes:

Mr. Right: FTA:  . . . even if they have another condition that may be exacerbated by the caffeine, such as a pregnancy,  . . .

How exactly does one exacerbate pregnancy?


Late-term twinsies. Happened to my neighbour's niece. Tragic. She'd already bought the single stroller and everything.
2014-01-31 11:16:18 AM
1 votes:

HailRobonia: This is old news. I was diagnosed with that several years ago, and my doctor prescribed Caffeine Usage Neutralization Therapy.


Did you go with the generic?
2014-01-31 11:10:47 AM
1 votes:

bump: I simply cannot believe the lack of emotional intelligence from the p0sts in this thread.

Way too many people suffer from serious, medical conditions and mocking this newly discovered affliction simply perpetuate antiquainted stereotypes. Our healthcare system is one of the best in the world and to NOT use our abilities to aid those stricken by said ailments is plain ignorant.

What they need is the help of the knowledgable and empathetic medical community, as well as programs (such as the well respected and proven 12-step methodologies) to improve those afflicted by yet another tramatic condition. The rest of you 'haters' are simply projecting your own self-loathing upon these victims. Get mature and get a clue.


A picture of the troll in question:

daniellerose.com
2014-01-31 10:55:51 AM
1 votes:

Russ1642: grinding_journalist: PRESCRIPTION-ONLY DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE LEGAL TO ADVERTISE ON TV.

What purpose could they POSSIBLY serve except to get someone to take a drug that their doctor doesn't think they need?

In Canada it's illegal.


It's illegal basically EVERYWHERE expcet the US and...one other country? Denmark or the Netherlands or something because a couple big pharma companies have HQs there.

It's absolutely asinine.

Diogenes: He is also brutal on the visiting pharma reps.  Hates them like poison.  I saw him eviscerate one once.  Guy just strolled through the waiting area and right back into the offices and exam rooms.  "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!"  Guy was white as a sheet when he slinked out of the building.


I loved the doctor I worked for for the same reason- we were vascular surgery and as such dealt with the "blood chemicals" drugs on a daily basis, along with their reps. Without fail, every week a pretty blonde twentysomething would walk into the office thinking "vascular? this sale's already made, booyah!" and the conversation would invariably go something like this:

Rep: We have this new drug...
Dr: (interrupting) Ok fine, show me the data on your clinical trials vs what I currently prescribe for the same problem.
Rep: Um...I'm not sure I have...
Dr: You don't have any data? No numbers or trials to support your marketing dept's claim that this drug performs better than the one I've been prescribing with good results for my patients for years? Why should I start, then?
Rep: Um, well, this chart here...
Dr: ...is not pertinent to this discussion; that chart describes platelet accumulation under the influence of another drug in constricted or calcified veins under low blood pressure. Are you telling me you don't even know how to read your own materials?
Rep: Um, well...
Dr: Um,well, you better come back with some real answers, all you've done today is irritate me and waste my time.

/reps are only good for the free food
2014-01-31 10:44:00 AM
1 votes:
I miss the days when mild psychiatric disorders were considered character flaws, not disabilities.
2014-01-31 10:38:08 AM
1 votes:

bump: I simply cannot believe the lack of emotional intelligence from the p0sts in this thread.

Way too many people suffer from serious, medical conditions and mocking this newly discovered affliction simply perpetuate antiquainted stereotypes. Our healthcare system is one of the best in the world and to NOT use our abilities to aid those stricken by said ailments is plain ignorant.

What they need is the help of the knowledgable and empathetic medical community, as well as programs (such as the well respected and proven 12-step methodologies) to improve those afflicted by yet another tramatic condition. The rest of you 'haters' are simply projecting your own self-loathing upon these victims. Get mature and get a clue.


Strangely, I want to agree and disagree, take you seriously and accuse you of riding Poe's Law like a whipped horse.

So...good job, I guess.
2014-01-31 10:36:17 AM
1 votes:
BRB, guys, anybody want something from Starbucks?

"Caffeine makes my neurons twinkle" -- Bonnie McCafferty, Chicago Tribune.
2014-01-31 10:26:10 AM
1 votes:
I simply cannot believe the lack of emotional intelligence from the p0sts in this thread.

Way too many people suffer from serious, medical conditions and mocking this newly discovered affliction simply perpetuate antiquainted stereotypes. Our healthcare system is one of the best in the world and to NOT use our abilities to aid those stricken by said ailments is plain ignorant.

What they need is the help of the knowledgable and empathetic medical community, as well as programs (such as the well respected and proven 12-step methodologies) to improve those afflicted by yet another tramatic condition. The rest of you 'haters' are simply projecting your own self-loathing upon these victims. Get mature and get a clue.
2014-01-31 10:10:43 AM
1 votes:

Diogenes: Needlessly Complicated: You'll pry my coffee from my cold, dead shaking hands.


Well, I assumed my hands would stop shaking after I was dead....
2014-01-31 10:05:55 AM
1 votes:
If this means my coffee habit will be covered by my insurance, I'll be happy to be diagnosed with this "condition".

Well, unless Big Pharm insists I have to drink the most expensive brew available. If I have to start every morning with a big steaming cup of cat poop coffee, I'm going to develop a whole new set of neuroses.
2014-01-31 10:01:32 AM
1 votes:
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rpm
2014-01-31 09:51:49 AM
1 votes:
Gee, a drug with withdrawal symptoms is addictive. STOP THE PRESSES!
2014-01-31 09:49:59 AM
1 votes:
You'll pry my coffee from my cold, dead hands.
2014-01-31 09:49:27 AM
1 votes:
The actual medical-type people have had a name for this for many years: Adrenal fatigue.

THAT SAID GET DOWN THE COLOMBIANS WILL SEE YOU DIDYOUBRINGTHESTUFFHURRYNOWNOW
2014-01-31 09:44:50 AM
1 votes:
I wish they'd stop trying to treat so-called "schizophrenics". It's an invented disorder that doesn't really exist. This is true because at one time it was not formally recognized as a disorder therefore it must be a fake thing that was created just to sell pills.

/ also, fark those farking pill-popper insomniacs, narcoleptics, sociopaths and paranoids and their "made-up" diseases that are just about marketing drugs
2014-01-31 09:41:52 AM
1 votes:
FTA:  . . . even if they have another condition that may be exacerbated by the caffeine, such as a pregnancy,  . . .

How exactly does one exacerbate pregnancy?
2014-01-31 09:34:38 AM
1 votes:
The drug has already been invented, it's called caffiene. You just have to discontinue use...IF YOU DARE!

BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
 
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