Latest News

Wishing to be another gender: Links to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders

Children and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder or those who have attention deficit and hyperactivity problems are much more likely to wish to be another gender. This is the conclusion of the first study to compare the occurrence of such gender identity issues among children and adolescents with and without specific neurodevelopmental disorders. Participant children were between 6 and 18 years old. They either had no neurodevelopmental disorder, or they were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a medical neurodevelopmental disorder such as epilepsy, or neurofibromatosis.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • BPA exposure linked to autism spectrum disorder, study reports

  • BPA exposure linked to autism spectrum disorder

  • One step closer to defeating Alzheimer's disease

  • Cerebral blood flow as a possible marker for concussion outcomes

  • Survey of teen dating violence among US high school students

  • Minors easily able to purchase electronic cigarettes online

  • Scientists crack piece of neural code for learning, memory

  • Low sugar uptake in brain appears to exacerbate Alzheimer's disease

  • New assessment tool can predict successful teachers

  • Heart valve repair significantly improves emotional wellbeing in patients with mitral regurgitation

  •