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By Cathy Holloway Hill

There is an illness that over 70% of African American men are suffering from but have no idea what is wrong.  It is called Irritable Male Syndrome, and some of the symptoms include:


  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Depression
  • Overstressed
  • Impatient
  • Grumpy
  • Tensed
  • Hostile
  • Withdrawn
  • Sad
  • Overeating, drinking, or binging
  • No interest in intimacy or having fun
  • Appears to have “man boobs” (male breasts)


There are many different symptoms, but these are the classic ones.  If a man in your life seems to have transformed from a pleasant individual to someone you barely recognize, then he could possibly be suffering from this illness.  It is very new, and there has been limited research done on it.  The problem with taking anti-depressants is that it is not addressing the real issue and, therefore, the anti-depressants may not work or it may make it worst.  The real issue is hormonal imbalance.  It is nothing to be ashamed of, and it IS treatable!


If you would like more information on this illness, please email me at cathy@chollowayhill.com.  Yes, YOUR relationship can be saved!

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