People Who Are Always Going On About How They Need Coffee Aren't Just Annoying, They're Sick

“Despite the American Medical Association’s declaration that the moderate intake of caffeine is not harmful, new research suggests that some people have serious withdrawal symptoms that may be dangerous. Caffeine is such an ingrained institution that most people make jokes about being dependent on a favorite caffeinated beverage to make their day whole. A new study, however, suggests more people are dependent on caffeine to the point that they suffer withdrawal symptoms and are unable to reduce caffeine consumption even if they have another condition that may be impacted by caffeine–such as a pregnancy, a heart condition, or a bleeding disorder. These symptoms combined are a condition called ‘Caffeine Use Disorder,’ said coauthor Laura Juliano, Ph.D., a psychology professor at American University in Washington, D.C.”