Check your engines, gentlemen. There are thousands of males out there in the same sorry state, but now thanks to a research scientist in Scotland the condition has a name.
"Irritable Male Syndrome," that state of hypersensitivity, frustration and anger is now used to describe men who suffer from testosterone deficiency. And while the condition may have been around for ages, the diagnosis suggests that men may be just as vulnerable to the complexities of biology as women. "This is very common," said Dr. Philip Aliotta. "Low levels of testosterone manifest in irritability, depression, weak muscles, loss of self-esteem. Men have no interest in the joys of life. Their libido has dropped. Their interest in intimacy is declining. Sexual function diminishes. Work performance suffers. Oftentimes they are misdiagnosed as being depressed.
Jane Kwiatkowski, "Goodbye, testosterone," The Buffalo News, January 28, 2003
Alexander Chancellor, "The Good Prince," Slate Magazine, February 25, 2002
Papers in this special issue have been written by friends and eminent international colleagues of Professor Short.
They cover topics such as ...
* The irritable male syndrome
—"Elephants to AIDS — Tribute to Roger Short," M2 Presswire, February 14, 2002
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