Home » Health » Medicine

How To Stop Your Irritable Man Syndrome

Apr 14, 2008
Though Irritable Man Syndrome has received a name in recent years, it is much older than that. Its main four symptoms have manifested in men for quite a long time for different reasons and they have been treated separately. It is rather difficult to give an accurate definition of IMS but it can be detected if these symptoms occur at the same time in the same individual.

Biochemical changes, hormonal fluctuations, stress and, most of the times, loss of male identity may trigger a state characterised by hypersensitivity, anxiety, anger and frustration. The former may last a long period of time and bring about the other three feelings (which are fairly quick) over and over again. This dangerous combination of symptoms is responsible for the deterioration of the relationships between men and women and consequently may destroy many families.

When a man becomes hypersensitive, those around him will be amazed of the way in which his reactions to common situations change. Things that have never bothered him will now make him mad. He will look like a bomb which is ready to explode for no apparent reason. A woman living with such a man will notice a sudden change of mood and his tendency to push her away whenever she tries to be nice to him. The worst part of this symptom lies in the fact that the man will not be like this all day long. He may be warm for a while and all of a sudden become cold and mean. As you can imagine, he won't even realise he has changed, will never admit there is something wrong with him and will find it inappropriate for his partner to keep bothering him with questions when what he really wants is to be left alone. In short, everything that is going on around him is terribly wrong!

The second symptom of Irritable Man Syndrome that creeps into the patient's life is anxiety. The subject will experience a state of apprehension, uncertainty and fear brought about by real threats in his life like relationship problems, sexual changes and job insecurity. The man will start to fear different things, according to the kind of life he is living at the moment. If he is unemployed, he will be horrified at the thought that he might not find a job; if he has a job, he'll be afraid he might lose it. Health may become an obsession - the subject will fear something might happen to himself, his family and children and will sometimes even take death into account. He may also shudder at the prospect of being dumped, though the partner has never done anything in that respect.

The third emotion coming on stage is frustration. He will get the feeling that everybody is trying to prevent him from attaining his goals combined with a feeling of annoyance at being criticised or hindered in some way. You can see that men may sometimes feel dominated and oppressed though we all have been taught that they are the dominant sex.

On top of that, anger comes to make things even worse. This complex emotion is probably the most dangerous of the four and may lead to aggression and violence if it is expressed outwardly; if turned inward, this feeling of hostility may lead to depression and suicide. Most men express their anger; they do not cover this feeling because it is considered to be a very masculine one and while men are going through Irritable Men Syndrome, this feeling will be their primary emotion.
About the Author
Find out more about overcoming male depression. Tips and tricks to help men to get rid of male depression.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 129
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources