Now that science has given us a downward impact on what it means to feel "hade", get ready to find out what is "chaos." In a new study, researchers at London University College suggest shy or introverted people are at a higher risk of experiencing this.
First, take a moment to think about one of the biggest reasons why people drink alcohol. Simply put, what effect does the drink have that attracts so many of us?
Alcohol leaves a strong impact on the brain, activating the reward system and releasing dopamine. As a result, the level of stress, inhibitions and negative feelings tend to decrease significantly. In a simpler language we love the "buzz" we get from our favorite drink when we want to relax.
People who experience social anxiety may see more difference than others. When they consume alcohol in their respective situations, these temporary effects can help them relax and be much more generous than usual. A keyword here is "temporary," which brings us to the next morning.
Everyone knows nausea, headaches, fatigue, and other physical symptoms that come with a hangover. But the new study shows that shy drinkers face the worst of the emotional symptoms – namely, the significant increase in anxiety during a hangover, also known as courtship.
"This is a feature of social anxiety where people have a characteristic experience or a home after a social event," said Burt Marsh, the first author of the study. "They are almost really experiencing the experience in their minds with the negative deviation that comes from shy or social anxiety."
Having recurring negative thoughts like "Oh, I did not have to say it, & # 39; or & quot;Oh, that made me look silly,"There are examples of post-event processing, while people with social anxiety disorder (SAD) are already experiencing this more than others, Marsh believes that alcohol can make it worse.
This is because drinking has an impact on our memory, which makes it necessary to remember how certain events happen or whether they happen at all. So, when you remember the night before during a hangover, the anxious mind tends to fill the gaps in memory with negative things.
This can lead to an unhealthy cycle of alcohol dependence that can become dangerous over time. In the past, research has shown that 28% of people diagnosed with SAD also suffer from alcohol abuse.
While more research is needed to confirm what researchers are speculating, these discoveries can provoke much needed conversation about the pressure to be extrovert.
"It's about receiving shyness or introvert," said Celia Morgan, professor of psychopharmacology at Exeter University who designed the study. "This can help people give up drinking, which is positive.