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The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the Four Key Causes of Depression and Aggression

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From the best-selling author of Male Menopause comes another life-transforming book for men-and the women who love them-on overcoming the mood and behavior changes caused by fluctuating male hormones

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
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 29th 2004 by Rodale Books
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Tom
Jan 04, 2009 Tom rated it really liked it
Shelves: science, non-fiction
An important book that helps to look at behavior such as aggression and self destruction among men in a different light. See also Absent Fathers, Lost Sons, by Guy Corneau.
Bill
Apr 19, 2013 Bill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While almost all "self help" books have something of value in them (as does this), this is not terribly well written, its conclusions are patently obvious and it reeks throughout of someone desperate for some kind of validation of his work in the real scientific world. That seems unlikely.

There's a paragraph (written by the author, a man probably in his 50s or 60s) towards the end that reads something like: "I was feeling depressed and lonely and I was upset with my wife. A friend of mine called
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Tyrone
Sep 06, 2016 Tyrone rated it really liked it
A very interesting concept, Irritable Male Syndrome, likened to female menopause, but affecting males. The author referenced a lot of other books, authors, psychologists, etc, many of which intrigued me. The exploration of the infamous hormone 'testosterone' was especially interesting, and the discussion on its effects (the oversupply or lack thereof) was fascinating. The author referenced a lot, drawing a lot from his own experiences; therefore, I felt, he married the worlds of fact-based objec ...more
Vicky
Feb 26, 2012 Vicky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book talks about male depression and it is a very depressing book to read. Unfortunately, the author does not have a solution; generally the book is about multiple case histories. When males are unsatisfied with their life they make hell for everyone around them. The book suggests that women in similar situation are more willing to look for help and share their emotions. Males are more doomed to suffer because they are not in touch with their feelings. There were a lot of stereotypical stat ...more
Tony Whittum
Jun 10, 2011 Tony Whittum rated it really liked it
I don't mind telling you that this book was very, very topical for me.
It explains a whole lot about men and the phases we go through in regards to physical, chemical, emotional, and horomonal changes in our bodies and the states of our being because of them.

It is interesting that this book and its topic and the way it is presented as an adjunct to depression and aggression and andropause (male menopause) would be so controversial. It makes perfect sense to me!

All men and their partners should re
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K, Nz
Aug 12, 2016 K, Nz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm interested in this subject because of issues that may be affecting relationships. This book is very comprehensive, in some ways I prefer 'Mr Mean' though both are a good adjunct to 'Male Menopause'.

It's insightful to learn how hormones, and stress could be contributing to difficulties.
Bobbi Taniguchi
Do men get PMS? The answer here is yes. The whys of male behavior. Insightful. One piece in the puzzle.
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Could see guys I know - interesting. Not much help if guy won't admit he is depressed.
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It all makes sense now.
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Jed 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.

Diamond has been a licensed psychotherapist for
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