Drinking too much coffee leads to Hallucinations

January 15th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

UK researchers find more than 7 cups of coffee a day, can cause hallucinations

Researchers at Durham University suggest people who consume coffee and other caffeinated products are more likely to have hallucinations. The research was fund by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and the Medical Research Council. Published January 14 as an academic paper in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

The study was done on 200 students who were asked about their typical intake of caffeine products. Among them, those who had a high caffeine intake were three times more likely to have the heard voice of someone non-existent than “low” users who consumed less than one cup of instant coffee or its equivalent.

Regarding to the study, caffeine can be liked to hallucinations, which can also be obtained from other products such as tea, chocolate, “pep” pills and energy drinks. Those who over consume these products are more likely to experience hallucinations, including hearing voices and seeing things and people that are not there.

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