Special Issue "The Alcohol Hangover: Biopsychosocial Correlates and Functional Consequences"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2023 | Viewed by 80

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,

Since the founding of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group in 2010, research on alcohol hangovers has been increasing and on the move. This research focuses 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 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 alcohol hangover. Researchers are focusing on genetics, behavioral aspects, personality, and psychological correlates of 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, treatment, and functional consequences of alcohol hangover. The combination of original research articles and review papers will provide clinicians with up-to-date knowledge on alcohol hangover.

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

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

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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