Things We Don’t Talk About: ‘The Irritable Male Syndrome’
Ever wonder why all we hear about is the anger and depression and irritation that women exhibit â 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 â 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.
Tune in Thursday 9 am PT to Holy Hormones Honey where Leslie Carol Botha discusses male hormones with Jed Diamond.
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 Menâs 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 Menâs 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.
Leslie Carol Botha
Leslie Carol Botha, host of Holy Hormones on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel, is a Womenâs Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Womenâs Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.
Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how womenâs hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.
Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is âone of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.â
Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.