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How to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Love Life: Lessons from the World’s Best Exotic Animal Trainers

August 4th, 2014

By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause Love has been a complicated presence in my life from the very beginning. Especially the challenges of love co-existing with stress. A few examples: My parents tried, unsuccessfully, to have a baby for many years. My mother finally got pregnant through artificial insemination, a procedure that was experimental seventy-plus years ago. Being pregnant brought both joy and stress.  I still remember hearing stories about her walking gingerly down 5th Avenue in New York, afraid she might lose the baby. And later, the stresses in their... Read More

Six Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Valentine’s Day

February 10th, 2014

Six Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Valentine’s Day By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Male Menopause Expert The true story of “Valentine’s Day” may tell us more about anger, irritability and violence than about candy, hearts, and flowers. Back in the day, 269 AD, a good priest named Valentine ran afoul of the Roman Emperor Claudius II. Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation. Talk about extreme irritable male syndrome. Getting irritable occasionally is part of being human, but getting locked into a pattern... Read More

6 Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Your Holidays

December 3rd, 2013

6 Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Your Holidays By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Male Menopause Expert The time between Thanksgiving and New Years can be wonderfully joyful and it can also be stressful and irritating.  Everyone can feel a bit overwhelmed with things to do, celebrations to attend, and family to please.  Getting irritable occasionally is part of being human, but getting locked into a pattern of negativity and anger can cause problems for men and the families that love them. What Is Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)?  IMS was first described by research... Read More

Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss

July 18th, 2013

Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Male Menopause Expert Recently I received a review copy of the book, Lonely at the Top: The High Cost of Men’s Success by Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. I was happy to offer a review. Dr. Joiner is one of the world’s leading experts on suicide and has published two previous books, Myths about Suicide (Harvard University Press 2010) and Why People Die by Suicide (Harvard University Press 2005). Dr. Joiner and I share a professional interest in suicide prevention. Suicide is a major world-wide epidemic... Read More