Intoxication Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis
Intoxication Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:
intoxication symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these
caffeine intoxication symptoms may be recognized by family, teachers, legal and
medical professionals, and others, only properly trained mental
health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors
etc.) can or should even attempt to make a mental health diagnosis. Many
additional factors are considered in addition to the caffeine intoxication
symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and
psychological testing consideration. This information on caffeine intoxication
symptoms and diagnostic criteria are for information purposes only and should
never replace the judgment and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental
A. Recent consumption of caffeine, usually in excess of 250 mg (e.g., more than
2-3 cups of coffee).
B. Five (or more) of the following signs, developing during, or shortly after,
rambling flow of thought and speech
tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia
periods of in inexhaustibility
C. The symptoms in criterion B cause clinically significant distress or
impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
The symptoms are not due to a general medical condition and are not better
accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., an anxiety disorder).
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(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)