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Comorbidity of Asperger syndrome and gender identity disorder


Kraemer, Bernd; Delsignore, Aba; Gundelfinger, Ronnie; Schnyder, Ulrich; Hepp, Urs (2005). Comorbidity of Asperger syndrome and gender identity disorder. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 14(5):292-296.

Abstract

The case of a 35-yearold biological woman with Asperger syndrome (AS) and gender identity disorder (GID) fulfilling DSM-IV criteria is reported. Against the background of recently emerging theories of cognitive male pattern underlying autism we present additional psychological assessments in order to discuss any possible interaction or discrimination between AS and GID. Whilst we explain GID as a secondary feature of AS, we examine the assumption of the necessity of treating GID in AS as a primary GID in accordance with international standards. We consider the treatment of GID as compelling, particularly because curative therapy for AS is lacking and with GID treatment in this vein, the patient gains psychosocial improvement

Abstract

The case of a 35-yearold biological woman with Asperger syndrome (AS) and gender identity disorder (GID) fulfilling DSM-IV criteria is reported. Against the background of recently emerging theories of cognitive male pattern underlying autism we present additional psychological assessments in order to discuss any possible interaction or discrimination between AS and GID. Whilst we explain GID as a secondary feature of AS, we examine the assumption of the necessity of treating GID in AS as a primary GID in accordance with international standards. We consider the treatment of GID as compelling, particularly because curative therapy for AS is lacking and with GID treatment in this vein, the patient gains psychosocial improvement

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 August 2005
Deposited On:24 Oct 2018 13:17
Last Modified:24 Nov 2018 03:09
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1018-8827
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-005-0469-4
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007s0078700504694 (Library Catalogue)

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