Now they’re calling it IMS — Irritable Male Syndrome — a completely made-up condition that credulous reporters, alas, accept, citing unnamed studies. Here’s what is reported in Hernando Today, published by the Tampa Tribune:
“Irritable male syndrome (IMS) is a term used to refer to various degrees of hypersensitivity, feelings of withdrawal, sadness, anxiety, frustration, being unenthusiastic or uninterested. All these symptoms can be a result of a variety of conditions and are treatable. Just as women go through hormonal changes later in life, drops in testosterone levels cause behavioral effects in men.”
Symptoms named are impatience, sarcasm, defensiveness — sounds like every teenager who ever lived rather than a male menopause.