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The following resources are compiled in good faith.  We do not guarantee or take responsibility for the publications below.  We make efforts to intelligently vet these resources with the intention of informing practice, increasing awareness, and facilitating dissemination of important literature.

Alzheimer's Association: LGBT Community Resources for Dementia.

American Psychological Association: LGBT Resources and Publications:

American Psychological Association (December 2020). Psychological and neuropsychological assessment with transgender and gender nonbinary adults. American Psychological Association.

Borgogna, N. C., McDermott, R. C., Aita, S. L., & Kridel, M. M. (2019). Anxiety and depression across gender and sexual minorities: Implications for transgender, gender nonconforming, pansexual, demisexual, asexual, queer, and questioning individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 6(1), 54–63.

Correro, A. N. & Nielson, K. A. (2020) A review of minority stress as a risk factor for cognitive decline in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 24(1), 2-19.

Eckstrand, K. L. & Potter, J. (Eds.) (2017). Trauma, resilience, and health promotion in LGBT patients: What every healthcare provider should know. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54509-7

Flatt, J. D., Cicero, E. C., Lambrou, N. H., Wharton, W., Anderson, J. G., Bouldin, E. D., McGuire, L. C., Taylor, C. A. (2021). Subjective cognitive decline higher among sexual and gender minorities in the United States, 2015-2018. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 7(1), e12197.

Folkierska-Żukowska, M., Rahman, Q., Marchewka, A. (2020). Male sexual orientation, gender nonconformity, and neural activity during mental rotations: an fMRI study. Scientific Reports, 10(1).

Guillamon, A., Junque, C., & Gómez-Gil, E. (2016). A review of the status of brain structure research in transsexualism. Archives of Sexual Behavior 45(7), 1615-1648.

Hawk, E. M., Holster, J., Cowperthwaite, R., Lewis, A. L., Hart, J., & Ostermeter, B. K. (2019). Psychological assessment and treatment for LGBTQ+ patients. Psychiatric Annals, 49(10), 436-440.

Hsieh, N., Liu, H., & Lai, W. (2020). Elevated risk of cognitive impairment among older sexual minorities: Do health conditions, health behaviors, and social connections matter? The Gerontologist, gnaa136,

Keo-Meier, C. L., & Fitzgerald, K.M., (2017). Affirmative psychological testing and neurocognitive assessment with transgender adults. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 40(1), 51-64,

Nabbijohn, A. N., van der Miesen, A. I., Santarossa, A., Peragine, D., de Vries, A. L., Popma, A., …
VanderLaan, D. P. (2019). Gender variance and the autism spectrum: An examination of children ages 6–12 years.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(4), 1570–1585. doi:10.1007/s10803-018-3843-z


Nahata, L., Quinn, G. P., Caltabellotta, N. M., & Tishelman, A. C. (2017). Mental health concerns and
insurance denials among transgender adolescents. LGBT Health, 4(3), 188–193.

Rahman, Q., Abrahams, S., & Wilson, G. D. (2003). Sexual-orientation-related differences in verbal fluency. Neuropsychology, 17(2), 240–246.
Rahman, Q., & Wilson, G. D. (2003). Large sexual-orientation-related differences in performance on mental rotation and judgement of line orientation tasks. Neuropsychology, 17(1), 25–31.
Rahman, Q., Wilson, G. D., & Abrahams, S. (2004). Developmental instability is associated with neurocognitive performance in heterosexual and homosexual men, but not in women. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118(1), 243–247.

Rosendale, N., Josephson, S. A. (2015). The Importance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health in Neurology: What’s in a Name? JAMA Neurology, 72(8):855–856. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.0226

Scharaga, E. A., Chang, A., & Kulas, J. F. (2020). What happens when we forget our own narrative: Transgender dementia case study. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1-13.


Strang, J. F., Meagher, H., Kenworthy, L., de Vries, A. L. C., Menvielle, E., Leibowitz, S., Janssen, A., Cohen-Kettenis, P., Shumer, D. E., Edwards-Leeper, L., Pleak, R. R., Spack, N., Karasic, D. H., Schreier, H., Balleur, A., Tishelman, A., Ehrensaft, D., Rodnan, L., Kuschner, E. S., ... Anthony, L. G. (2018). Initial clinical guidelines for co-occurring autism spectrum disorder and gender dysphoria or incongruence in adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 47(1), 105-115. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1228462. 
Trittschuh, E. H., Parmenter, B. A., Clausell, E. R., Mariano, M. J.,  & Reger, M. A. (2018). Conducting neuropsychological assessment with transgender individuals. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 32(8), 1393-1410,

van der Miesen, A. I. R., Hurley, H., & de Vries, A. L. C. (2016). Gender dysphoria and autism spectrum disorder:
A narrative review. International Review of Psychiatry, 28(1), 70–80. doi:10.3109/09540261.2015.1111199


Walsh, R. J., Krabbendam, L., Dewinter, J., & Begeer, S. (2018). Brief report: Gender identity differences in autistic
adults: Associations with perceptual and socio-cognitive profiles. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,
(12), 4070–4078. doi:10.1007/s10803-018-3702-y

Webb, A., Heyne, G., Holmes, J. E., & Peta, J. L. (2016). Which box to check: Assessment norms for gender and the implications for transgender and nonbinary populations. Division 44 Newsletter. Retrieved 1/31/2021 from
Xu, Y., Norton, S. & Rahman, Q. (2020). Sexual orientation and cognitive ability: A multivariate meta-analytic follow-up. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49, 413–420.

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