Special Issue "The Alcohol Hangover: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2019
Dr. Joris C Verster
Associate Professor at Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht, The Netherlands;
Director of the Utrecht Centre for Drugs & Driving, Utrecht University;
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht, The Netherlands;
Adjunct professor of Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University of Technology, Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: alcohol; hangover; human psychopharmacology; sleep drugs & driving.
Ms. Lizanne Arnoldy
Research intern at Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht, The Netherlands;
MSc student Pharmaceutical Sciences
Interests: alcohol; hangover; human psychopharmacology; clinical pharmacology.
Since the founding of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group in 2010, research on alcohol hangovers is increasing and on the move. This research focusses on the causes, consequences, and treatment of the alcohol hangover.
The alcohol hangover refers to the combination of mental and physical symptoms experienced the day after a single episode of heavy drinking, starting when the blood alcohol concentration approaches zero (Van Schrojenstein Lantman et al., 2016). Research has identified as many as 47 different symptoms that can be experienced during the alcohol hangover state (Penning et al., 2012). A recent study investigated the presence and severity of the most common hangover symptoms among 1,837 social drinkers (Van Schrojenstein Lantman et al., 2017). The four symptoms with the biggest combined impact on mood, cognitive performance, and physical functioning were being tired, sleepiness, concentration problems, and headache. Research has pointed at the socioeconomic consequences of experiencing these symptoms in terms of absenteeism versus presenteeism and an increased risk of having accidents. Alcohol hangover effects can also significantly impair daily activities such as driving a car.
Today, much remains unknown about the pathology of the alcohol hangover. However, current research into alcohol metabolism and the immune system significantly increases our understanding of the alcohol hangover. Other researchers have focused on genetics, behavioral aspects, personality, and psychological correlates of the alcohol hangover, or the impact of food and daily diet. The obtained knowledge is essential to developing the ideal hangover treatment. Unfortunately, despite the high consumer demand for an effective and safe hangover treatment, scientific research on the efficacy of hangover treatments and cures is scarce.
The present Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the latest research on the causes, consequences and treatment of the alcohol hangover. The combination of original research articles and review papers will provide clinicians with up-to-date knowledge on the alcohol hangover.
Dr. Joris C Verster
Ms. Lizanne Arnoldy
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- Physical functioning