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 creutzfeldt-jakob disease, 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 creutzfeldt-jakob disease. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 3. Studies on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; Chapter 4. Patents on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; Chapter 5. Books on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; Chapter 6. Multimedia on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; Chapter 7. Physician Guidelines and Databases; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix B. Your Rights and Insurance; Appendix C. More on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: corticostriatal-spinal degeneration, Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome, Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease, Jakob's Disease, spastic pseudosclerosis, Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathy, transmissible virus dementia.