Anyone who has had one too many drinks knows the unpleasant after effects you can feel when you wake up the next morning: a pounding headache, a queasy stomach, dizziness, a dry mouth. But for some, when it comes to the symptoms of a hangover, these common physical ailments can also be accompanied by an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. The phenomenon, in fact, is so typical that it’s even been given its own name: “hangxiety,” or hangover anxiety. But what exactly causes hangxiety, and can anything from your hangover kit help?
To find out more about the anxiety you might experience after a night of drinking, we talked to several psychology and medical experts about the effects of alcohol on the brain and body, and how these effects can contribute to debilitating anxiety symptoms. Though they tell us that hangxiety
Dr. Syra Madad is an infectious disease epidemiologist in NYC, Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and member of the COVID19 Taskforce at the Federation of American Scientists.
She says that disease outbreaks are often accompanied by infodemic, where unreliable information spreads quickly.
As a public health expert, she says that she always has to fight the “contagion of misinformation” — but there are ways for people to vet their sources.
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Infectious disease outbreaks often come in parallel with the rise of infodemic – the rapid spread of information that is typically unreliable and not based on scientific merit.
We live in a society of instant gratification – we want information at our fingertips and leverage all forms of technology and platforms from social media networks to blogs