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 …

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

Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines. The comments below begin with the oldest comments first. Click on the last comments page to jump to the most recent comments.

  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?

    arspsychiatrica.blogspot.com

Join the Conversation!

Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines.

Post a Comment:


(Required, will be published)

(Required, but will not be published)

(Optional)

Recent Comments
  • Divorcing: My wife became depressed and negative after our child died. It started the day after, when she exploded at...
  • Joseph: My family think im crazy when i tell them that i smell bad everyday. Whenever im at school or in a public...
  • Kristina: I liked the way you worded the title to grab attention of your readers. While I agreed with most of what...
  • Piniewski MD: Well said. Regardless of our positions on this topic, the behavior :using Dr Google is unlikely to...
  • Starfate: I’m 61 and trying to determine the “best” way to tell my AS spouse that I’m leaving...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code



Users Online: 7635
Join Us Now!