European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 170–173 | Cite as

Gender identity disorder in a girl with autism —a case report

  • M. Landén
  • P. Rasmussen
Case Report


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.

Key words

Autism gender identity disorder transsexualism case report 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Landén
    • 1
  • P. Rasmussen
    • 2
  1. 1.Göteborg University Institute of Clinical NeuroscienceDepartment of Psychiatry and NeurochemistryMölndalSweden
  2. 2.Göteborg University Institute of Clinical NeuroscienceDepartment of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryGöteborgSweden

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