Mood swings in men are a primary symptom of andropause. Irritability as a result of a hormonal imbalance is a reality. Irritable Men Syndrome or Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is the term used to describe the mood swings in men.Irritability in men is often a result of high stress cortisol levels and low testosterone levels. Some men respond by acting out while others hold these feelings in and become depressed. Behaviors characteristic of men with Irritable Men Syndrome include: anger, sarcasm, tension, frustration, sadness and anxiety.
Although Irritable Male Syndrome is most often caused by high stress and/or low testosterone; high estrogen levels can (more…)