Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 35–40

Gender Identity Disorder in an Adult Male with Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Gerard Gallucci
  • Florence Hackerman
  • Chester W. SchmidtJr
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11195-004-2078-4

Cite this article as:
Gallucci, G., Hackerman, F. & Schmidt, C. Sex Disabil (2005) 23: 35. doi:10.1007/s11195-004-2078-4

Abstract

This report describes an individual with gender identity disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. Although a growing body of information exists related to these conditions, a recent literature search only described a few cases of children where both disorders were present. A MEDLINE search failed to produce any cases of adult males with both Asperger’s syndrome and gender identity disorder. The interaction of both conditions and possible relationship with obsessive traits or obsessive compulsive disorder may provide a better understanding of a possible linkage between the two disorders and support more rationale treatment approaches.

Keywords

Gender identity disorderAsperger’s syndromesexuality

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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard Gallucci
    • 1
    • 2
  • Florence Hackerman
    • 1
  • Chester W. SchmidtJr
    • 1
  1. 1.he Department of PsychiatryThe Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterBaltimoreU.S.A.
  2. 2.The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterBaltimoreU.S.A.