A systematic review of caffeine-related suicides and an analysis of the controversial role of caffeine consumption in suicidal risk

Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive compound worldwide. Its mechanisms of action are dose-dependent and when caffeine overdosing occurs, neurologic, cardiovascular and renal systems are mainly affected. Serious toxicities such as seizure and cardiac arrhythmias, seen with caffeine plasma concentrations of 15 mg/L or higher, have caused poisoning or, rarely, death. Caffeine concentrations of […]

Use of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine and suicide attempts: Findings from a nationally representative cross-sectional study

In this study, the association between students’ substance use and suicide attempts in the past 1 year was examined using secondary data from the 13th Korea Risk Behavior Web-based Survey. Participants were 7th- to 12th-grade students and 50.9% were male. A binominal logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the association between past experience of […]