Why does coffee cure my social anxiety?

Why does coffee cure my social anxiety?

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  1. Because coeffee stimulates your heart sadhak pitta which resides in your heart….
    This is answer by Ayurveda way….
    Overdrinking of coeffee is not good thing but a little can work for you…
    Few politicians gives very good speeches after drinking few ml of alcohol…
    Bad things like coeffee alcohol etc work in good fortune when taken in correct quantity at correct time….

  2. I’m sorry, but I feel obliged to challenge the premise underlying your entire question. Understand that if the premise to any particular question is false, then there is no answer!
    1. How is it that you are certain that coffee (and absolutely no other substance) is responsible for “curing” your social anxiety?
    2. Further, the verb ‘to cure’ in English has the connotation, if not actual definition, of meaning to treat and eliminate a condit…

  3. I’m not really a fan of useless information and inspirational messages which won’t really help you overcome social anxiety. If you want to see a real change in your life you need actionable advice you can actually use. There’s a great workbook on Amazon which is designed exactly for this: Amazon.com: Shy to Social: A Self Coached Social Anxiety Workbook: Self Coached Social Anxiety Workbook (9781097478514): Chris Magin: Books
    . . . coffee sets the blood in motion and stimulates the muscles; it accelerates the digestive processes, chases away sleep, and gives us the capacity to engage a little longer in the exercise of our intellects – Honore de Balzac
    This post probably explains it better: How To Overcome Shyness: The Ultimate 3 Step Guide – Moldite
    As the most well used psychoactive drug of all time, coffee is an interesting compound, with generally positive reviews regarding health and mood. Regarding overall health, studies show some wonderful health effects for coffee.
    Conventional wisdom suggests that caffeine-containing drinks are considered a no-no when it comes to anxiety. Theres good reason for this and for many people with anxiety, they should avoid coffee. But, some of you reading this may benefit from coffee. Lets review the information about coffee in terms of anxiety and mood to see what makes the most sense.
    For some, the positive mood effects of coffee lie in caffeines ability to increase the senses of euphoria and energy, which I personally found it did for me years ago in my personal history with anxiety and panic attacks in my early 20s (Im now 47). I found in certain situational anxiety I used to have, coffee actually made me less panicky. I didnt know why, I just knew when I drank it, I felt less anxious and more happy.
    Interestingly, it turns out there was a reason for that: caffeine helps the brain release dopamine into the prefrontal cortex, a brain area important for mood regulation. Caffeine may also help storage of dopamine in the amygdala, another part of the brain important for anxiety regulation.
    I know this may sound counter intuitive to many of you reading this, but for the right person, it may also help situational anxiety and panic attacks because it can raise levels of dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter of feeling in love for the first time. It is also important in feeling happy, motivated, and rewarded about something (versus scared).
    Dopamine is typically low in people with depression as well as social anxiety (a type of situational anxiety) . If you experience either of these, coffee every day, or before the situation of stress/panic, may make good sense for you. Of course, if you try coffee and find that it makes you feel worse and more panicky and anxious and/or you stop sleeping, then it is not the right beverage for your mood and situation.
    Please note though, there is a threshold to coffees benefit – even for those it is helpful. A study from Finland found that although the risk for suicide decreased progressively for those consuming up to seven cups of coffee per day (which is already too much for most anxious people), the risk started increasing when consumption went over eight cups a day. Also noteworthy in this study is that decaffeinated coffee, caffeinated tea, and chocolate did not have positive effects.
    So, we need to remember that even when used for social anxiety and depression, long-term coffee use will still contribute to burnout in people who are already depleted and deficient. Caffeine is a mood-boosting substance, but too much, even for people who can tolerate it, will turn things very bad mood-wise.
    There can be other negative health effects: caffeine at long term high doses can encourage mineral loss like magnesium, which is an important co-factor for brain neurotransmitters. Coffee may also contribute to fluctuations in blood sugar, which can raise anxiety levels. I have learned with my patients, if he or she is too depleted, and takes in too much coffee, they will burn out even more….
    Give this video a watch as well:

  4. I don’t know if there’s any one best answer here. I would imagine you’ll get a lot of different opinions.
    The culture of fear that permeates our all-news-all-the-time society is taking its toll. An unending diet of traumatic news, mean-spirited reality programming, live war coverage, and divisive politics is enough to give anyone a panic attack.Psychotherapists are seeing more and more clients with debilitating anxiety, seeking solutions. The number of Americans being diagnosed with some form of an anxiety or panic disorder is at an all-time high.
    It is not all bad news. The increased interest in anxiety has also led to an increased demand for holistic and behavior-based solutions. Modalities that would not have even made it into public conversation a decade or two ago, like meditation, EFT, and EMDR, are now readily accepted as conventional wisdom for anxiety http://treatment.In order to begin the process of creating clarity, we must first establish what constitutes anxiety. There are many different types of anxiety, but according to the DSM4, the diagnostic manual doctors use, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is the most commonly diagnosed.
    Over forty million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The simple definition of GAD is experiencing excessive anxiety and worry, oftentimes for what seems like no reason at all, on more days than not for a period of at least six months. Symptoms of anxiety include, but are not limited to, rapid heart beat, cold and clammy hands, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle tension, jumpiness, gastrointestinal discomfort, feeling on edge, fatigue, and feelings of fear or dread.Identifying what triggers your anxiety is paramount to controlling it. The first step is ruling out behavioral factors that may be impacting your level of anxiety. Behavioral factors include such things as exposing yourself to too much news, excessive caffeine consumption, poor nutrition, drugs, and alcohol. In my practice, new clients complete a questionnaire to provide insight as to how they are living outside of my office. As the behavioral factors are removed or modified, the level of anxiety is monitored to determine if the origin is environmental or biological. Based on the origin, we can devise an appropriate treatment plan.


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