Public Service Announcement

(I came across a website about “The Irritable Male Syndrome” some weeks ago and had one of those “EUREKA!” moments of self realization. Thought I would pass this along to help explain my moods.)

The Irritable Male Syndrome

Definition: A state of hypersensitivity, anxiety, frustration, and anger that occurs in males and is associated with biochemical changes, hormonal fluctuations, stress, and loss of male identity.

There are four symptoms:

* Hypersensitivity – everything is more bothersome

* Anxiety – fear and apprehensive

* Frustration – feeling blocked, criticized and defeated

* Anger – Anger can be loud or quiet. It can be expressed as hateful words, hurtful actions, or in stony silence

There are four key causes. First, biochemical changes, particularly in such brain chemicals as serotonin can lead to depression. Second, hormonal fluctuations including shifts in testosterone can trigger anger attacks, low energy, or extreme restlessness. Third, increasing stress can cause sleep disturbances, physical symptoms, and emotional upsets. Finally, relationship disruptions and changes in status or positions at work can contribute to loss of male identity.

(Odd, but just reading about me makes me feel better.)


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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3 Responses to Public Service Announcement

  1. dearest_b says:

    I dunno about I.M.S, love. You sound hormonal to me.

  2. mmmmgreen says:

    yeah… my dad suffered from this… big time!!!!!!!!!

  3. patsyterrell says:

    yeah… I know this guy… PMS for men…

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