It turns out that it's not only women
who suffer from hormone related irritability. Depression,
anger, fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, lethargy, low libido,
and confusion are just some of the symptoms of a recently
identified condition that affects men.
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. Focusing on two crucial times of life
when male hormones are shifting rapidly-adolescence/young
adulthood and midlife-Jed Diamond reports on the latest
research from international experts on men's health
and hormones; describes in detail the symptoms of IMS;
explains how the volatile mood swings of the syndrome
can wreak havoc with a man's closest relationships and
provides advice on preventing, diagnosing, and treating
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Author Jed Diamond
Just as when he began researching
his landmark book on male menopause, Jed Diamond is
at the forefront of this controversial subject. He offers
readers the most comprehensive, insightful coverage
of IMS-and the practical wisdom he imparts will help
Psychotherapist Diamond (Male Menopause)
focuses on how hormonal changes and chronic
stress can trigger "irritable male
syndrome: a state of hypersensitivity, anxiety,
frustration, and anger." Drawing a
parallel to premenstrual syndrome, he explains
how IMS can result at any time of life,
but primarily in puberty and midlife, from
shifting testosterone levels; he also shows
how it has roots in the changing role of
women, workplace situations, increased stress
and interpersonal relationships, which threaten
disorder's earliest symptom is irritability,
which untreated can spiral into anger, violence
or depression. Diamond focuses on the syndrome's
blaming behavior, often directed toward
women. "We can have an almost irrational
need to break away and be free.... We often
see our partners as the ones who are holding
us back," he writes. So Diamond includes
diagnostic questionnaires and counsels men
on how to recognize and handle these difficult
feelings. He also offers specific steps
for others to help an IMS man in denial,
plus what to do if either partner wants
to leave the relationship.
some advice is familiar-eat right, exercise,
consider taking medications, nurture your
spiritual side-Diamond's insights may help
men most by giving them context and explanation
for what they're feeling physically and
emotionally, thus helping IMS men to take
steps to feel better about themselves. Copyright 2004
Reed Business Information.
Is the man in your life hypersensitive and
anxious? Is he frustrated, angry, and uninterested
in sex? This may result from biochemical
changes and stress-related issues, according
to psychotherapist Diamond (Male Menopause),
adviser to the Men's Health Network.
to PMS in women, Irritable Male Syndrome
(IMS) is related to the concurrence of stress,
decrease in self-esteem, and biochemical
changes that can affect a man in adolescence
or middle age.
does a thorough job of explaining the male
psyche and chemistry, citing an abundance
of research and case studies. He spends
several chapters detailing realistic and
practical steps to deal with the problem.
Although the title may make one want to
dismiss this as another syndrome du jour
publication, it actually contains some informative
and helpful research on male development.
It will most likely be read by women in
a relationship with men experiencing the
stress and anger symptoms detailed here.
For public libraries. Deborah Bigelow, Leonia
P.L., NJ Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.