Viagra: The little blue pill with big repercussions

Barnett, Zoe L., Robleda-Gomez, Sofia and Pachana, Nancy A. (2012) Viagra: The little blue pill with big repercussions. Aging and Mental Health, 16 1: 84-88. doi:10.1080/13607863.2011.583622

Author Barnett, Zoe L.
Robleda-Gomez, Sofia
Pachana, Nancy A.
Title Viagra: The little blue pill with big repercussions
Journal name Aging and Mental Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-7863
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13607863.2011.583622
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 84
End page 88
Total pages 5
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 2921 Phychiatric Mental Health
2909 Gerontology
2717 Geriatrics and Gerontology
2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects millions of men, and their partners, worldwide (Fisher, Meryn, et al., 2005). Viagra, widely used to treat ED, impacts on both individuals and interpersonal relationships yet social and psychological aspects of treatment are absent from the majority of research on the drug. The advent of Viagra has seen diminishing sexual capacities once linked with normal ageing now viewed as dysfunctional, with possible alternative psychological factors largely ignored. Research reveals a lack of discussion relating to the key users of Viagra (older men), with partners largely absent from the consultation process. We identify gaps in the extant literature on Viagra, including the social, psychological and emotional impact on sexual relationships and the experiences of older men and women.
Keyword Viagra
erectile dysfunction
sexual relationships
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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