Mental Health: Control the Controllables – Caffeine
Can you decrease your caffeine intake or how late in the day you have caffeine??
Numerous studies show that caffeine can negatively affect anxiety, depression, sleep quickly and panic.
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Here are links to the studies:
Richards, G., & Smith, A. (2015). Caffeine consumption and self-assessed stress, anxiety, and depression in secondary school children. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 29(12), 1236–1247. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881115612404
Jin, M. J., Yoon, C. H., Ko, H. J., Kim, H. M., Kim, A. S., Moon, H. N., & Jung, S. P. (2016). The Relationship of Caffeine Intake with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Sleep in Korean Adolescents. Korean journal of family medicine, 37(2), 111–116. https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2016.37.2.111
Klevebrant, L., & Frick, A. (2022). Effects of caffeine on anxiety and panic attacks in patients with panic disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. General hospital psychiatry, 74, 22–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2021.11.005