caffeine dependence syndrome

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A clinical complex defined by fulfilling 3 of 4 generic criteria for substance dependence from the DSM-IV

caffeine dependence syndrome

Substance abuse A clinical complex defined by fulfilling 3 of 4 generic criteria for substance dependence from the DSM-IV. See Coffee, Tea. Cf Caffeine withdrawal syndrome.
Caffeine dependence syndrome–dependency criteria
Tolerance
Criterion 1, DSM-IV substance dependence, seen in 75% of cohort
.
Symptoms of withdrawal
in absence of the use of caffeine–Criterion 2, seen in 94%
.
Persistent desire
or unsuccessful attempt to reduce or control use of caffeine products–Criterion 4, seen in 81%
.
Continued use despite knowledge
of a persistent or recurrent problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by substance abuse–Criterion 7, seen in 94%
.
.
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