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The roles of sex and gender in child and adolescent mental health

Martin, Joanna ORCID: and Hadwin, Julie 2022. The roles of sex and gender in child and adolescent mental health. JCPP Advances 2 (1) 10.1002/jcv2.12059

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Neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders are common in children and young people, and frequently continue to be impairing into adulthood. Biological sex and gender identity are important factors in the likelihood of the development, referral and diagnosis of these disorders, as well as sources of clinical heterogeneity. In this editorial, we highlight that the aetiology of neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders in young people is complex and multi-faceted. Emerging evidence has implicated sex and gender as playing an important role in understanding the onset and course of psychopathology in childhood and adolescence. Here, we underline the significance of continuing to actively study the roles of sex and gender in the context of outlining potential future research directions and understanding how best to support children and young people.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
Publisher: Wiley Open Access
ISSN: 2692-9384
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 January 2022
Date of Acceptance: 17 December 2021
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 04:17

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