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Caffeine: postcard no. 2 in a series of 10. © The Food and Mood Project 2005

This self-help information is not intended as an alternative to medical advice

TRY THIS: Cut down on caffeine from coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and see how you feel after any withdrawal symptoms have passed. Too much caffeine (which is a different amount for each of us) has been linked to anxiety, cravings, nervousness and depression.

This change was easy because I experienced a very obvious rise in anxiety when I drank it, which was unpleasant’ Food and Mood Survey participant