The Alcohol Hangover: Clinical Advances in Causes, Consequences and Treatment

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2024 | Viewed by 2379

Special Issue Editors

1. Cognitive Neurophysiology, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine of the TU Dresden, University of Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany
2. Biopsychology, Department of Psychology, School of Science, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
Interests: cognitive psychology; alcohol; hangover

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An alcohol hangover is defined as the combination of negative mental and physical symptoms that develop after a single drinking session, starting when the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) approaches zero (Verster et al., 2020). Many factors can cause a hangover. Research has identified as many as 47 different symptoms that may be present in the alcoholic hangover state (Penning et al., 2012), with a litany of complications, as well as the 4 that most affect mood, cognitive performance, and physical function. The first symptoms are tiredness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and headaches.

Today, much is still unknown about alcohol hangovers. However, current research on alcohol metabolism and the immune system has significantly increased our understanding of alcohol hangovers. Researchers are focusing on the genetics, behavioral aspects, personality, and psychological correlates of alcoholic hangovers for proper prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management.

This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the latest clinical research on the causes, treatment, and functional consequences of alcohol hangovers. A combination of original research articles and review articles will provide clinicians with the latest knowledge on alcohol hangovers.

Dr. Ann-Kathrin Stock
Dr. Joris C. Verster
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • alcohol
  • hangover
  • pathology
  • treatment
  • cognitive functioning
  • physical functioning
  • mood
  • predictors

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

8 pages, 413 KiB  
Article
Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Hangover-Sensitive and Hangover-Resistant Drinkers
J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12(8), 2766; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm12082766 - 07 Apr 2023
Cited by 1 | Viewed by 1978
Abstract
This study investigated potential differences in baseline (i.e., non-hangover-related) levels of depression, anxiety, and stress between individuals who are sensitive to and those resistant to hangovers after consuming alcohol. Participants included 5111 university students from the Netherlands and the U.K., including 3205 hangover-sensitive [...] Read more.
This study investigated potential differences in baseline (i.e., non-hangover-related) levels of depression, anxiety, and stress between individuals who are sensitive to and those resistant to hangovers after consuming alcohol. Participants included 5111 university students from the Netherlands and the U.K., including 3205 hangover-sensitive and 1906 hangover-resistant drinkers. All participants completed surveys on their demographics, alcohol consumption, and hangover susceptibility (whether they experienced a hangover in the past 12 months), as well as their baseline levels of depression, anxiety, and stress on the DASS-21 scale. The results showed that hangover-sensitive drinkers had significantly higher levels of anxiety and stress, but not depression, compared to hangover-resistant drinkers. However, the observed differences between the two groups were small, with a magnitude of less than 1 out of 42 points on the DASS-21 anxiety and stress subscales, and are thus unlikely to be clinically meaningful. Full article
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop