Gender dysphoria and attention problems: possible clue for biological underpinnings


Yildirim B., PERDAHLI FİŞ N. , Akgul G. Y. , AYAZ A. B.

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.289-296, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24750573.2017.1354417
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-296

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Development of gender identity is a complicated process. Several biological, familial, environmental, and cognitive factors thought to play role during this process. When a person has a persistent discomfort with his/her assigned gender and exhibits cross-gender identification, gender dysphoria is to be considered. In this study, we aimed to determine the rates of psychiatric diagnoses in youth presenting with gender dysphoria and compare them with a control group in terms of family functioning, emotional, and behavioural problems.