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Special Issue "The Alcohol Hangover: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment-Part II"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2022) | Viewed by 6726
Special Issue Editors
2. Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: immune fitness; COVID-19; mood; sleep; alcohol; hangover
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Special Issue Information
Since the founding of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group in 2010, research on alcohol hangovers has been increasing and on the move. This research focusses on the causes, consequences, and treatment of alcohol hangover.
Alcohol hangover refers to the combination of negative mental and physical symptoms which can be experienced after a single episode of alcohol consumption, starting when the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) approaches zero (Verster et al., 2020). 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 1837 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 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 alcohol hangover. The combination of original research articles and review papers will provide clinicians with up-to-date knowledge on alcohol hangover.
Dr. Joris Verster
Dr. Sarah Benson
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- Cognitive functioning
- Physical functioning