Gender dysphoria and autism spectrum disorder: A narrative review

  title={Gender dysphoria and autism spectrum disorder: A narrative review},
  author={Anna I.R. Van Der Miesen and H. Hurley and Annelou L.C. de Vries},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={70 - 80}
  • Anna I.R. Van Der Miesen, H. Hurley, Annelou L.C. de Vries
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Review of Psychiatry
  • Abstract The current literature shows growing evidence of a link between gender dysphoria (GD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study reviews the available clinical and empirical data. A systematic search of the literature was conducted using the following databases: PubMed, Web of Science, PsycINFO and Scopus; utilizing different combinations of the following search terms: autism, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger’s disorder (AD), co-morbidity, gender dysphoria (GD), gender… CONTINUE READING
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