Seen At 11: Coffee Dependence Could Be Sign Of Mental Disorder

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Your coffee craving could induce a temporary mental disorder, researchers say.

As CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reported, “caffeine use disorder” is a condition that results from developing a physical dependence on caffeine. The reliance on caffeine is similar to what people experience who are hooked on drugs or alcohol, new research shows.

It’s a feeling coffee drinker Jessica Hayes said she knows all too well.

“It’s definitely something I fight with my myself all the time,” she said.

Hayes is not alone.

“People have come to us saying, ‘Yes, please help me. I believe my caffeine use is problematic,'” said Laura Juliano, an associate psychology professor at American University.

Juliano is among the researchers studying the health effects of caffeine and said, for some people, reliance on coffee can become a real psychological problem. She is now researching potential treatments, which may even include face-to-face counseling.

“It would be beneficial…

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