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Energy drinks may provoke psychotic relapse in patients with schizophrenia
Consuming energy drinks may lead to psychotic relapse in some patients with treated schizophrenia, an expert says In a letter published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia, Prof David Menkes, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Auckland, describes the case of a 27-year-old New Zealand Maori man with diagnosed schizophrenia
Demon Shots, widely available in Australia and New Zealand, contain 200 mg caffeine, plus taurine, B vitamins and guarana, which may have other stimulant properties
“This case provides evidence that some patients with treated schizophrenia may be vulnerable to exacerbation of their illness by caffeine-containing ’energy drinks’,” Prof Menkes said.
The Medical Journal of Australia is a publication of the Australian Medical Association
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