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
 

  • Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age

  • Electrical nerve stimulation can reverse spinal cord injury nerve damage in patients

  • Helping students stick with online courses

  • New epigenetic mechanism revealed in brain cells

  • What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain? It's complicated

  • Human brain study sheds light on how new memories are formed

  • Human brain may contain a map for social navigation

  • How brains make sense of the visual world

  • Humans evolved to be taller and faster-thinking, study suggests

  • Human-like 'eye' in single-celled plankton: Mitochondria, plastids evolved together

  •