Mental Health of a Large Group of Adults With Variations of Sex Development in Six European Countries.

Individuals with KS in our study seem to be the most vulnerable group. Not only were their autistic and attention difficulties high compared to the other variations but also their levels of depression and anxiety. Their self-reported anxiety, depression, ADHD and autism symptom levels were also higher when compared to the French reference population or…

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Autism and social anxiety in children with sex chromosome trisomies: an observational study.

Before discussing the specific results found here, it is important to consider potential biases in the sample of children with sex chromosome trisomies. We distinguished a High Bias group who were identified during investigation for neurodevelopmental or behavioural problems; these cases may be useful in revealing genetic or other factors that may be associated with…

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The Lived Experience of 47XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome): A Narrative Review of the Literature

It’s really great when researchers show this kind of initiative, almost like filling in the blanks and stating more clearly what renowned researchers wish they could say but who feel compelled to stick within the guidelines of grants and other less obvious monetary interests of their work, which is sad, because we never get to…

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Neurocognitive underpinnings among 47 XXY’s and the association with mental health problems

This study identified executive functions as predictors of emotion regulation abilities, specifically in relation to increased emotion expression. More difficulties in mental flexibility and attention regulation, as well as speeding responding were associated with more pronounced emotion expression, that is, emotional outbursts. Executive functions are essential in regulating and managing emotions, by allowing individuals to…

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Finding Your Way With ADHD: Struggles, Supports, and Solutions

This report describes the findings from a study of how adults experience Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Qualitative interviews were carried out with 19 individuals to find out how the condition affected their lives. To date, there is a surprisingly small body of qualitative research on this issue internationally, and very little available from Ireland. Adults ranged…

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XXY: Lived Experiences

Most people felt good or very good about their intersex variation at the time of the study, but many had really struggled with it initially or considered suicide at some point in their lives; and some experienced depression, anxiety or PTSD. Intersex status appeared not to be something people feel intrinsically bad about in itself, as in the historic psychological and medical theorisation supporting early intervention.

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