Post Deadlift Elation Anguish Disorder (P-DEAD), is characterized by a sudden onset of physical pain, regret, and paradoxically, elation, after a brutal session of deadlifts. P-DEAD can be diagnosed if the sufferer meets the following criteria:
Deadlifts: Individual must have actually done deadlifts within 24 hours of symptom onset.
Elation: Individual must maintain a giddy, euphoric nature despite interminable physical pain for 18 out of 24 hours per day.
Anguish: Individual’s pain level must severely limit movement, cause facial grimacing during the lightest of tasks, and must also drive the individual in to a frenzied search for pain relieving medication for 18 out of 24 hours per day.
Disorder: Individual’s social and occupational life must be compromised significantly for up to, but no more than five days after the onset of symptoms.