Irritable Male Syndrome

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A term of recent vintage for the changes seen in seasonally breeding male mammals which, at the end of mating season and due to a drop in testosterone, become testy, not unlike human males. The human equivalent is most common between ages 40 and 60 and has been variously termed male menopause, andropause and viropause
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Hopefully recognition will mean many men can be helped and avoid the misery and unhappiness this syndrome causesp THE Irritable Male Syndrome, by Jed Diamond, is published by Rodale/Pan Macmillan, priced pounds 12.
As many wives and partners have discovered over the years, that is one way of dealing with the Irritable Male Syndrome.
Males who are prone to sudden fits of temper and nervous bouts could be suffering from Irritable Male Syndrome, say scientists.
Irritable Male Syndrome has emerged through research done by the Medical Research Council's Human Reproductive Sciences Unit in Edinburgh.
Scientists have discovered that tetchy males like Russell Crowe, Jack Dee and the fictional Victor Meldrew may actually be suffering from Irritable Male Syndrome.
The grumpy state of mind - dubbed Irritable Male Syndrome - is triggered by a sudden drop in the male hormone testosterone.
Researchers found that irritable male syndrome, caused by a sudden drop in testosterone, badly affects animals and that it can probably trigger moodiness in humans as well.