A new study shows that introverts and very shy people are more likely to experience anxiety, sometimes debilitating, during a hangover. The findings of scientists suggest that the combination of a hangover with anxiety says about the increased risk of development of dependence on alcohol.
Everyone familiar with the nausea, headache, fatigue and other physical symptoms of a hangover. A new study stresses the importance of unpleasant mental symptoms, primarily anxiety. The authors have given this phenomenon the name hangxiety by combining words hangover (hangover) and anxiety (anxiety).
A new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
Scientists have observed for 97 participants. Half of them were asked to drink alcohol just as before, the second part did not drink alcohol during the study. The authors investigated the level of alcohol in the blood of participants. Also paid attention to the symptoms of social phobia, shyness and signs of alcoholism.
The study showed that very shy people are faced with a significant increase in anxiety the day after drinking. There was also found an Association between high anxiety level and a tendency to alcoholism.
What people tend to survive long after any of the collective activities is a symptom of social phobia or social anxiety disorder. What this experience in mind, there are negative distortions that arise from shyness, says study author Beth Marsh (Beth Marsh) from the Department of clinical psychology, psychology of learning and education at the University College London (Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology).
The signs of such disorders are called thoughts like I’m not supposed to say it and that I looked silly. Although people with social anxiety are confronted with such thoughts often, the authors believe that alcohol makes them more expressive. This is attributed to the fact that alcohol affects memory, making it difficult to memories of some events.
This phenomenon can lead to an unhealthy cycle of alcohol dependence. In fact, the researchers found that 28% of people with social anxiety have developed alcoholism.
To Refine these data require new research, but, according to the authors, they say that introverts suffer additional psychological pressure.