5 ways caffeine could be contributing to your anxiety

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Love a cup of coffee in the morning? You might want to reconsider your choice of morning beverage.

Caffeine is a psychostimulant which means that it has mood enhancing and stimulant qualities.  You probably consume caffeine in the form of coffee or fizzy drinks with the aim of increasing your alertness and combatting fatigue, but it has negative effects too and may contribute to your anxiety.

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Anxiety: an invisible illness

Invisible IllnessAnxiety is an invisible illness.

While I sit here in the public library challenging myself to stay in this quiet room with others working around me, no one is aware of my mental struggles. I tap away at the keyboard as I feel the physical sensations of panic begin to rise. My body is fighting to run away but a small part of my mind is trying to tell me to stay put. Like millions of others anxiety has been part of my daily life for many years now.

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