ERIC Number: EJ1175235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Autistic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria
van der Miesen, Anna I. R.; de Vries, Annelou L. C.; Steensma, Thomas D.; Hartman, Catharina A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n5 p1537-1548 May 2018
Studies have shown an increase of symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in gender dysphoria (GD). Various hypotheses try to explain this possible co-occurrence (e.g., a role of resistance to change, stereotyped behaviors or prenatal testosterone exposure). This study examined ASD symptoms with the Children's Social Behavior Questionnaire (CSBQ) in 490 children with GD compared to 2507 typically developing (TD) and 196 children with ASD. CSBQ total scores of the GD sample were in between scores from the TD and ASD sample. The GD sample showed elevated levels of autistic symptomatology on all subdomains, not only on stereotyped and resistance to change. Further, no gender differences and interaction effects were found on the total CSBQ, making a sole role for prenatal testosterone unlikely.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology), Gender Differences, Social Behavior, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Comorbidity, Scores, Stereotypes, Resistance to Change, Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands