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Anxiety: Is Caffeine the Culprit?

 In MIND

Caffeine is generally considered to be a common, relatively safe, and even beneficial substance. But, it just might not have the same effects on those who suffer from bouts of anxiety, insomnia and depression.

Caffeine and Anxiety

The body’s stress response is caused by the production of cortisol, known as the stress hormone. Cortisol release is stimulated by caffeine intake. That’s why, for some people, drinking caffeinated beverages probably might contribute further to agitation, panic and anxiety.

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