One thing that really bothers me is when people use the term “postpartum depression” to refer to the deep disappointment some people experience after a big event is over. As an example, this bit from CNN.com this week:

“After two intense years of campaign ups …

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Media: Stop Using PPD to Describe Big Event “Let-Down”

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  1. I agree that PPD isn’t a good metaphor for this common experience, but maybe there isn’t a perfect word for it. “Letdown” is a bit bland, and “hangover” a bit visceral. Any others?

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