So I have read in “Surviving Schizophrenia 5th Edition” that we are known to consume ridiculous amounts of both coffee and cigarettes. In fact, when I was evaluated, the guy asked me how much of each I was consuming! I also did a study and presentation in abnormal psychology about coffee and schizophrenia, and the patients in the study drank 4-13 cups of coffee a day. This was taken from a psych ward here in the US, and the lowest coffee consumers drank 4 cups a day! The conclusion was that coffee in extreme amounts can have a very small impact on medicated schizophrenics…only the ones who drank at least a dozen cups of coffee a day improved hardly at all, only insignificantly when they were put on decaf without knowing it.
I have been smoking half a pack since I entered became full-blown schizophrenic and I drink caffeine twice a day. What about you?