Children with ASD and ADHD are more likely to exhibit gender variance

ASD/ADHD have more gender variations

A study titled “Increased Gender Variance in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” was recently published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. According to researcher Dr. Springer, gender variance was about 7- 8 times more likely in those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), compared to the control group of typically developing children as well as those with epilepsy or neurofibromatosis.

According to Dr. Harold Levinson

The reasons suggested by elevated gender variance in children with ADHD or ASD could be Strang and his colleagues appear superficially correct. However, better explained by a primary impairment in impulse control and sexual inhibition underlying both disorders.

About Harold Levinson, M.D.

Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author.

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About Dr. Harold Levinson
About Harold Levinson, M.D. Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800) 334-7323 or visit: http://www.dyslexiaonline.com

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