Things We Don’t Talk About: Irritable Male Syndrome
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Holy Hormones Honey!
VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
Ever wonder why all we hear about is the anger and depression and irritation that women exhibit – especially at that time of the month? In a culture where ‘men aren’t supposed to cry,’ male depression, anxiety, and physical health challenges are often expressed in unconventional and difficult-to-recognize ways.
According to Jed Diamond PhD– men suffer from hormone related irritability as much as women. Depression, anger, fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, lethargy, low libido, and confusion are just some of the symptoms of a recently identified condition that affects men.
Diamond believes IMS (Irritable Male Syndrome) is in some ways similar to male menopause, but it can affect men of all ages. What often triggers IMS is acute or chronic stress. Diamond will describe the symptoms of IMS; and explain how the volatile mood swings of the syndrome can wreak havoc in a man’s closest relationships.
Jed Diamond is Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Since its inception, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network. He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Men’s Health.
His PhD study on gender and depression developed vital new information for treating depression in men.
Diamond has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 40 years and is the author of seven books including the international best-selling Male Menopause that has thus far been translated into 24 foreign languages, including Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Slovak, Greek, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Korean, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Malaysian.
His latest book The Irritable Male Syndrome was published by Rodale Press in the fall of 2004, and in paperback September 2005.
Dianond’s vision for MenAlive is to focus on Male Stress, Male-type depression, Male Menopause, and Irritable Male Syndrome, as critical aspects of men’s health and well-being. MenAlive is a safe haven in this time of transition. It offers time-tested resources to help you when you need it the most. It’s a place you can trust for yourself and your loved ones, a place where men can come together to share experiences to help weather the storm.
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