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Kirsty Entwistle

Kirsty Entwistle

Doctor of Clinical Psychology


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October 2010 - November 2013
University College London
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology


Publications (7)
Ethical concerns have been raised about routine practice in paediatric gender clinics. We discuss informed consent and the risk of iatrogenesis in the prescribing of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues (GnRHas) and cross sex hormones to children and adolescents respectively. We place those clinical concerns in a wider societal context and invi...
Butler and Hutchinson's clarion call (Butler and Hutchinson, 2020) for empirical research on desistance and detransition deserves careful consideration. It formally documents the needs of the emerging cohort of detransitioners, many of whom are in their teens and early twenties. In the absence of specialist services, some detransitioners have been...
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This thesis investigates cognitive and behavioural symptoms associated with atypical neurodevelopment in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Part I reviews the literature in this field and argues that the few studies that have been conducted have been beset by considerable methodological issues. The review highlights the need for improve...
Amongst boys with DMD, IQ is on average ∼1 SD below the general population mean, with working memory impairments being especially prominent. We previously described that 23% of DMD boys present with clinically significant traits of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and 35% of DMD boys meet the criteria for ADHD. Other comorbid psychopathologies incl...
Variable neurobehavioural disorders and IQ one SD below average are recognised comorbidities in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), reflecting the disrupted expression of different length dystrophin isoforms in the brain, based on the dystrophin gene mutation site. Following a screening of 84 DMD boys with validated questionnaires, we previously rep...


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