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The Relationships between Addiction to Highly Caffeinated Drinks, Burnout, and Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Published online September 11, 2019
© 2019 Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Eun Ju Bae1, Eun Bi Kim2, Bo Ram Choi1, Sun Ho Won1, Ji Hwan Kim2, Sun Min Kim2, Hyun Jeong Yoo1, Sung Man Bae1, and Myung Ho Lim1,2

1Department of Psychology, Graduate School, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
2Department of Psychology, College of Social Science, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Myung Ho Lim, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science, Dankook University, 119 Dandae-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea
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Received May 15, 2019; Revised June 17, 2019; Accepted June 26, 2019.
Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the addiction to highly caffeinated drinks among university students, and we investigated the relationships between smartphone addiction, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), burnout, self-esteem, impulsiveness in high caffeine drink addiction risk group (high caffeine group). We also compared these mental health factors differences between the high caffeine group and the control group; and, investigated the relative risk between the independent variables of the high caffeine group.
Methods: This study was conducted in Korea, from June 2015 to July 2016. A set of questionnaires was administered on 511 college students.
Results: The participants who belonged to the high caffeine group were more likely to demonstrate the symptoms of ADHD and higher levels of burnout and impulsiveness. Further, the results of logistic regression analysis confirmed the association between the high caffeine group and burnout.
Conclusion: These behaviors among university students addicted to highly caffeinated drinks suggests the need for timely and effective interventions for those at risk of addiction.
Keywords : Caffeine addiction; Depression; Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Burnout; Impulsiveness.

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