by Loren G. Edelstein | December 01, 2017

You've worked tirelessly for months - or years - to pull off a major event. And then it's over. For many, the transition back to reality is particularly difficult. In fact, 57 percent of the 124 respondents to M&C's poll on the topic say they always or sometimes experience post-meeting depression. For personal comments from your peers, click here.

Which of these symptoms do you experience after a major event?

62% Unusual fatigue

35% Trouble concentrating, remembering details and making decisions

33% Disturbed sleep patterns

28% Irritability or restlessness

22% Persistent aches or pains

22% Lacking sense of purpose or personal value

14% Increase or decrease in appetite

14% Digestive disorders

13% Feelings of pessimism or hopelessness

12% Lack of interest in pleasurable activities

11% Persistent sadness

18% None of the above

11% Other*

Source: M&C Research survey of 124 meeting professionals   
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