Skip to main content
main-content

01.12.2017 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 1/2017

Intense/obsessional interests in children with gender dysphoria: a cross-validation study using the Teacher’s Report Form

Zeitschrift:
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health > Ausgabe 1/2017
Autoren:
Kenneth J. Zucker, A. Natisha Nabbijohn, Alanna Santarossa, Hayley Wood, Susan J. Bradley, Joanna Matthews, Doug P. VanderLaan

Abstract

Objective

This study assessed whether children clinically referred for gender dysphoria (GD) show symptoms that overlap with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Circumscribed preoccupations/intense interests and repetitive behaviors were considered as overlapping symptoms expressed in both GD and ASD.

Methods

To assess these constructs, we examined Items 9 and 66 on the Teacher’s Report Form (TRF), which measure obsessions and compulsions, respectively.

Results

For Item 9, gender-referred children (n = 386) were significantly elevated compared to the referred (n = 965) and non-referred children (n = 965) from the TRF standardization sample. For Item 66, gender-referred children were elevated in comparison to the non-referred children, but not the referred children.

Conclusions

These findings provided cross-validation of a previous study in which the same patterns were found using the Child Behavior Checklist (Vanderlaan et al. in J Sex Res 52:213–19, 2015). We discuss possible developmental pathways between GD and ASD, including a consideration of the principle of equifinality.
Literatur
Über diesen Artikel

Weitere Artikel der Ausgabe 1/2017

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 1/2017 Zur Ausgabe

Neu im Fachgebiet Psychiatrie

05.03.2021 | Riechstörungen | Podcast | Nachrichten

Riechstörungen – über vielfältige Ursachen und neue Therapien

Mit Prof. Thomas Hummel, Leiter des Zentrums für Riechen und Schmecken, Uniklinik Dresden

26.02.2021 | Insomnie | Nachrichten

Inseln der Wachheit im Schlaf

19.02.2021 | Insomnie | Podcast | Nachrichten

Schlaf und psychische Gesundheit – ein sensibles Wechselspiel

Im Gespräch mit Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Nissen, Schlafforscher und Psychiater