Talk:Post-con depression

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Medical terminology[edit]

Curious question? Is there an actual medical term for this? If so, can we document it here?--Kendricks Redtail 21:03, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

This may occur but it's not a medical term, I'm almost 100 percent certain. Unless we, or preferably, whoever created this article, can come up with some kind of documentation of usage in the fandom, it should be spd'd. Simba B 21:30, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I've only been to one con so far, and I've already heard it used. I vote against any deletion of this article. Spaz Kitty 21:33, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I second Spaz's vote. I'm just saying that what we descrive as PCD is known elsewhere in the medical world, but as what?--Kendricks Redtail 21:36, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't know that it's known as anything other than just depression. I doubt it's any kind of discrete medical phenomena. Simba B 21:38, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Indeed. And a Google search turns up 9,300 hits. That's good enough for me. Simba B 21:38, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
As far as I can unearth, the closest that I can find is postpartum depression (but we're not having babies, are we?) and seperation anxiety disorder. The latter seems to be more consistent with how we describe it. A psychology student friend of mine theorizes that it may be an oversimplified version of bipolar. Extreme highs, followed by a low. Thoughts?--Kendricks Redtail 22:06, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I have seen a term similar to it, but I can't recall it at this moment,... But we do have Con Crud, an often used term for the post convention "blahs" and illnesses Spirou 23:19, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Another terminology nitpick[edit]

I feel this article needs to be stated as something informal and cultural, since the term "depression" is specific and srs bsns. Something as simple as changing the first sentence would do, for example: "Post-con depression, also known as PCD or Post-con syndrome, is an INFORMALLY DESIGNATED temporary mental condition that may occur in individuals near the end of or shortly after a furry convention or furmeet." Brody 17:30, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Isn’t PCD characterized by …[edit]

disillusionment and disappointment about other furries that you met at the con, and a temporary opinion that the best thing would be to leave the furry community alltogether? (With some individuals it can be quite a sobering experience to meet them in Real life for the first time … during the time of only virtual contact you build up an unrealistic mental image of others that gets destroyed once you see them in person.) --Unci 07:15, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Maybe you need to find people who are as cool in real life as they are online. Or just assume the worst about people and be pleasantly surprised. ;-) --GreenReaper(talk) 07:32, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

My own personal theory[edit]

Personally I believe PCD only hits hard if you have regrets by the end of the con. If there was something you wanted to do (perhaps on a whim), someone you wanted to see, or a similar expectation that was not met, I find this is what usually leads to sadness. It's the feeling that you missed out on something incredible. Certainly exhaustion and other physiological factors can contribute, but I think mostly it's regret. (Also, I occasionally feel anxiety DURING the con for similar reasons, I think: The fear that I'll have missed out, or am missing out right now.) Unless a lot of people like this theory I don't think it can aid the article at all, but I thought it was worth sharing here. skippyfox 15:58, 19 January 2012 (EST)


The article is about "post-con" depression, no "pre-con", "no-con", "wish-con", "jitter-con"... You don't wiggle another term on an established article, specially when "no-con" is not furry lore common known terminology. - Spirou (talk) 19:38, 18 August 2016 (EDT)