Coffee and Depression: Coffee as an Antidepressant?
When you grab that morning cup of java, you're probably not thinking of it as an antidepressant. You're just trying to get that morning pick me up to get your day going.
However, recent studies have shown that java really does function as an antidepressant, raising the spirits of people who regularly drink the stuff. It acts on the central nervous system and has mild antidepressant effects.
Coffee and depression studies have found that drinking coffee reduced the rate of suicide in the large demographic populations observed.
The first coffee and depression study that raised the topic of java as an antidepressant was done in 1993.