Psychosocial aspects of short stature

J Pediatr Endocrinol. Jul-Dec 1993;6(3-4):291-4. doi: 10.1515/jpem.1993.6.3-4.291.


Normal growth in childhood requires, amongst other factors, an emotionally supportive environment. Psychosocial deprivation results in poor growth, and also growth disorders themselves can cause psychosocial problems /1/.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Body Height*
  • Growth Disorders / etiology*
  • Growth Disorders / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Psychosocial Deprivation*
  • Social Adjustment*
  • Stress, Psychological