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Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997 Sep;6(3):170-3.

Gender identity disorder in a girl with autism--a case report.

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Göteborg University, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Mölndal Hospital, Sweden.


A girl with high functioning autism who developed transsexualism is described. The literature to date has, to the authors' knowledge, not documented any similar case. The diagnosis of a coexisting psychiatric disorder in transsexualism has implications for the evaluation, prognosis, and appropriate management of the patient. The question of a possible relationship between autism and transsexualism and whether there is a predisposition to gender dysphoria in autism, is discussed.

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