Psychosocial Issues Associated with Short Stature

Adolesc Med. 1994 Feb;5(1):57-64.


Adolescents do not innately conclude that being short is undesirable; they learn it through environmental interactions. The authors of this chapter address society's expectations and perceptions regarding short stature as well as the effects of growth hormone treatment on the psychosocial status of both children and adults. They conclude that all short children should have the benefit of the evaluation and management of psychosocial problems.