Caffeine withdrawal can occur in anyone who regularly consumes caffeine and then abruptly discontinues its use. Common symptoms include headache, fatigue, low energy, irritability, anxiety, poor concentration, depressed mood and tremors, which can last anywhere from two to nine days.
US Patients: Caffeine (Withdrawal)
World Patients: 84% daily
Symptoms: interrupts adenosine’s natural tiredness inside of the blood-brain barrier, stimulates dopamine
Progression: reduces fatigue and drowsiness; improves reaction time, concentration and motor coordination.
Causes: primary benefit 1 hour – 3-4 hours after drinking; limit 2 cups during pregnancy; 3 cups during breast-feeding
Medications: withdrawal may induce sleepiness, irritability, headache and fatigue
Therapies: reducing caffeine decreases anxiety, jitters, anxiety attacks, depression and suicide
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- How does caffeine influence memory? Drug, experimental, and demographic factorsby Ruo-Chong Zhang on September 26, 2021
Caffeine is a widely used nootropic drug, but its effects on memory in healthy participants have not been sufficiently evaluated. Here we review evidence of the effects of caffeine on different types of memory, and the associated drug, experimental, and demographical factors. There is limited evidence that caffeine affects performance in memory tasks beyond improved reaction times. For drug factors, a dose-response relationship may exist but findings are inconsistent. Moreover, there is evidence...
- Treatment of medication overuse headache: Effect and predictors after 1 year-A randomized controlled trialby Louise N Carlsen on July 29, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: All treatment strategies proved effective in treating MOH with a low relapse rate. The W+P strategy leads to the fastest effect, confirming earlier treatment recommendations. Identification of predictors for chronic headache may help identify more complex patients.
- The Periaqueductal Gray and Its Extended Participation in Drug Addiction Phenomenaby Priscila Vázquez-León on July 24, 2021
The periaqueductal gray (PAG) is a complex mesencephalic structure involved in the integration and execution of active and passive self-protective behaviors against imminent threats, such as immobility or flight from a predator. PAG activity is also associated with the integration of responses against physical discomfort (e.g., anxiety, fear, pain, and disgust) which occurs prior an imminent attack, but also during withdrawal from drugs such as morphine and cocaine. The PAG sends and receives...
- The impacts of caffeine administration, expectancies, and related stimuli on coffee craving, withdrawal, and self-administrationby Aaron Shephard on July 19, 2021
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first examination of the impact of caffeine administration and expectancy on cue-elicited coffee craving and coffee consumption. Although there was some evidence that caffeine expectancy and administration were found to impact subjective withdrawal and self-administration respectively, neither was found to exert strong consistent effects on cue reactivity.