Irritable male syndrome refers to anger and irritableness in men caused by a sudden drop in testosterone levels, particularly when brought on by stress.
“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.