This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to impotence, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on impotence. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Impotence: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 3. Studies on Impotence; Chapter 4. Patents on Impotence; Chapter 5. Books on Impotence; Chapter 6. Multimedia on Impotence; Chapter 7. Periodicals and News on Impotence; Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 9. Dissertations on Impotence; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. NIH Consensus Statement on Impotence; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; IMPOTENCE GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Impotence, Male erectile disorder, Sexual dysfunction (a nonspecific term).