The intense fear by party-planners and hosts alike that each minute detail of an event will be less than perfect. Though not recognized as an actual disorder by the DSM-IV, host traumatic stress disorder afflicts millions of party hosts worldwide, and makes life miserable for everyone around them.
My mother is going batshit insane over this party we have next week. She might be suffering from host traumatic stress disorder.
by Toots Thielemans December 28, 2008