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The Clinical Significance of Caffeine

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Brighton Gardens of Columbia | 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia MD 21045
  • 16



Presenter: Linda Friskey 

Category 1 | 3 CEUs 

The DSM 5 states that more than 85 percent of children and adults consume caffeine regularly. Our diagnostic manual further reports that “caffeine withdrawal” and “caffeine intoxication” are “clinically significant.” If you rarely--if ever- -ask clients/patients how much caffeine they consume, this workshop is a must for you.

The workshop will be presented by Linda Friskey, LCSW-C, who specializes in the intersection of biological/somatic and emotional/psychological concerns. Linda is a seasoned clinician practicing at Linda Friskey, LLC in Columbia, Maryland. She also is a Mobile Crisis Team Mental Health Clinician in Howard County, Maryland.


  1. The participant will be able to define caffeine and to identify amounts of caffeine in many foods, drinks and supplements that are readily available in America. 
  2. The participant will gain understanding of how to diagnose caffeine intoxication and caffeine withdrawal. 
  3. The participant will be able to identify at least three potential differential diagnoses. 
  4. The participant will gain a basic understanding of caffeine's physical effects on the body. 5. The participant will be able to place caffeine within a public health policy framework, with emphasis on caffeine as it affects children and adolescents.

Registration limit: 20

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