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If Your Doctor Says You Have Breast Cancer or Prostate Cancer You May Not Have Cancer at All

February 24th, 2015

By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause  Cancer is one of the scariest words in the English language. It brings with it images of death, suffering, loss, and hopelessness. No matter how much we may know about the facts, when we hear the world “cancer” we go into fear mode. We are told we should get tested regularly in order to “catch cancer early so it can be effectively treated.” Even the tests can add to our anxiety and fear about cancer. I’ve lived with the fear of cancer all my life. It was the one thing my mother was terrified of getting. She smoked most... Read More

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

Energy Medicine for Men: What Every Boomer Woman Should Know About Helping Her Man Eliminate Stress from His Life

May 11th, 2011

Energy Medicine for Men: What Every Boomer Woman Should Know About Helping Her Man Eliminate Stress from His Life By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Male Menopause Expert Here\’s What You Must Know About Boomer Men’s Silent Health Crisis The Men’s Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to educate men and their families about the state of men’s health today and how it can be improved.  MHN details the “silent health crisis” of men as follows: 1. Life Expectancy Gender Gap In 1920, the life expectancy gender gap was only 1.0 year.  ... Read More

Male Depression Rising Due to Western Socioeconomic Changes

March 28th, 2011

Male Depression Rising Due to Western Socioeconomic Changes This special report from MenAlive is By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Male Menopause Expert “Men in the changing economy will face the same risks for depression that women faced in older economies: trapped in a family role from which they cannot escape because of an inability to find employment,” say Boadie W. Dunlop, M.D. and Tanja Mletzko, M.A. of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Although world-wide research... Read More

The Black Dog of Depression: Is There a His and Her Breed?

December 14th, 2010

The Black Dog of Depression: Is There a His and Her Breed? By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Expert on Male Menopause & Irritable Male Syndrome Read this article if: You’re suffering from depression You think you’re suffering from it You want to know how men and women exhibit different symptoms “Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.” Robin Norwood Depression is a term which is bandied about far too often, but it is a serious condition which causes untold suffering.  But men and women seem to ‘carry’ the symptoms in a different way. ... Read More

Is Irritable Male Syndrome Wrecking Your Relationships? How to Protect Yourself

October 20th, 2010

Is Irritable Male Syndrome Wrecking Your Relationships?  3 Things You Must Do Now to Protect Yourself By Jed Diamond, Ph.D. Shortly after The Irritable Male Syndrome was published in 2004, I began to get letters from women all over the world who recognized themselves and the men in their lives in the stories I recounted in the book. This is typical of many I received: “Last month a man came home from work with my husband’s face but he did not act at all like the man I married.  I\’ve known this man for 30 years, married 22 of them and have never met this guy before.  Angry, nasty,... Read More