The Irritable Male Syndrome

Jed DiamondJed Diamond, Ph.D. talked in an interview about the topic of his book “The Irritable Male Syndrome.”

Here is an excerpt from the interview transcript:

“We used to think that male menopause was metaphorical… a midlife crisis like what women go through.

“But these hormonally based changes that affect our psychological state, our emotional state, our sexuality really is similar enough to what I think women go through that the term has caught on, and it really has been recognized now throughout the world.

“I define Irritable Male Syndrome as a state of hypersensitivity, anxiety, frustration, and anger that occurs in males and is associated with biochemical changes, hormonal fluctuations, stress, and loss of male identity. …

“We found that depression and irritability are related.”

> Continued in transcript Irritable Male Syndrome interview.

Also hear Shrink Rap Radio interview (site also has above transcript).

book: The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression.


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