Short stature: a psychosocial burden requiring growth hormone therapy?

@article{Sandberg1994ShortSA,
  title={Short stature: a psychosocial burden requiring growth hormone therapy?},
  author={David E Sandberg and Alexander Brook and Susana Piazuelo Campos},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={94 6 Pt 1},
  pages={
          832-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND Changes in the diagnosis of endocrine-based growth disorders and the advent of biosynthetic growth hormone have altered the long-standing policy of treating only those individuals with "classic" growth hormone deficiency. One justification for treating short children is to improve their psychosocial adaptation. The present investigation assessed the positive and negative behavioral adaptation, self-perceptions of domain-specific competencies, and global self-worth of a large… CONTINUE READING

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