Psychosocial Development in Adolescents with Turner Syndrome

  title={Psychosocial Development in Adolescents with Turner Syndrome},
  author={Elizabeth A McCauley and Penelope P. Feuillan and Harvey W Kushner and Judith L Ross},
  journal={Journal of Developmental \& Behavioral Pediatrics},
Turner syndrome is a genetic condition in which part or all of the second X chromosome is missing. Our goal in this study was to examine the psychosocial adjustment of a sample of adolescent girls with Turner syndrome. Subjects included 122 girls with a diagnosis of Turner syndrome (TS) and a control group of 108 girls with no genetic disorder or chronic illness. Subjects were 13 to 18 years of age. A battery of questionnaires assessing social, academic, school, and behavioral functioning was… 
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