Dependence on Caffeine

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Caffeine dependence can occur in some users but by definition it is not a true addiction, though many people may feel addicted to it and consistently fail in their efforts to stop or control their intake.

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Not all health care organizations agree on capacity for caffeine dependence, a point well-illustrated in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This manual omits listing substance dependence on caffeine as a potential diagnosis.

The World Health Organization, on the other hand, includes caffeine dependence in its Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders (ICD-10).

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