Post Trump-atic Syndrome :)

Guys, I just coined the phrase Post Trump-atic Syndrome, I don’t know how, but it’s very true.

It’s been 3 days now that I haven’t been watching the news. And that’s not normal for me. I had been following the news from the time the primaries started and as a dedicated follower stuck to it like a limpet. However, after the results came out and the democratic spring turned RED prematurely, I started having butterflies in my stomach, like when you are going to get a shot and the guy is sucking the fluid into a fat syringe with a huge needle in front of you! And the uneasy feeling wouldn’t leave for the whole day!! First, I just denied it (first stage of defense mechanism) and then blamed it on my workload (second stage of the same mechanism), but then I realized the anxiety was coming from the election results…

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Azadeh H
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5 years ago

1. I believe he refers to the problems that would occur or even have been occurred after electing Trump. I’m not really sure what Trumpatic means even after looking up “-atic” suffix in the dictionary. 2. I have a vague memory of the meaning of “stage” in medicine, it may be a phase of a disease. So first stage means the very first time that the patient starts to develop the symptoms of the disease. The second stage is later when the symptoms change and so on. 3. “Being clean” is used by addicts which is the duration they have… Read more »

P H
Reply to  Azadeh H
5 years ago

You are right about number 3 and number 4, Azadeh.
For number 1, have a look at Jean-Marc’s comment.
As for number 2, you are not far off…

Jean-Marc L
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5 years ago

Thanks for all this medical expressions. To have butterflies in your stomach is very funny.

1. Post Trumpatic Syndrome: I think this is a joke with “Post traumatic Syndrome”, a very big stress after a very big traumatism.

For the three others, I don’t know.

P H
Reply to  Jean-Marc L
5 years ago

You are right Jean-Marc. I think Reza was indeed referring to post traumatic syndrome, or to be exact, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

P H
5 years ago

Are you still clean, or have gone back to your bad habits? ;-)

P H
5 years ago

About the second question, I think Reza is referring to the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

Is that so, Reza?

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