Autistic Traits in Treatment-Seeking Transgender Adults.
Bouman, Walter Pierre
J Autism Dev Disord
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
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Nobili, A., Glazebrook, C., Bouman, W. P., Glidden, D., Baron-Cohen, S., Allison, C., Smith, P., & et al. (2018). Autistic Traits in Treatment-Seeking Transgender Adults.. J Autism Dev Disord, 48 (12), 3984-3994. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3557-2
The present study aimed to compare prevalence of autistic traits measured by the self-reported autism spectrum quotient-short (AQ-short) in a transgender clinical population (n = 656) matched by age and sex assigned at birth to a cisgender community sample. Results showed that transgender and cisgender people reported similar levels of possible autistic caseness. Transgender people assigned female were more likely to have clinically significant autistic traits compared to any other group. No difference was found between those assigned male. High AQ scores may not be indicative of the presence of an autism spectrum condition as the difference between groups mainly related to social behaviours; such scores may be a reflection of transgender people's high social anxiety levels due to negative past experiences.
Autism spectrum conditions, Autism spectrum quotient (AQ), Autistic traits, Social anxiety, Social issues, Transgender, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Case-Control Studies, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Prevalence, Self Report, Social Behavior, Transgender Persons, United Kingdom, Young Adult
Autism Research Trust (unknown)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3557-2
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283469
Attribution 4.0 International
Licence URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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