psychosocial dwarfism

deprivation dwarfism

short stature due to emotional deprivation.
A state of irreversible hyposomatism, which is generally linked to abuse, neglect, and sensory deprivation resulting in stunted statural, intellectual and social growth

psychosocial dwarfism

Abuse dwarfism, Kaspar Hauser syndrome, deprivation dwarfism Social medicine Irreversible hyposomatism, largely attributed to abuse, neglect, and sensory deprivation. See Anaclytic depression, Genie, Social isolation, The Wild Child. Cf Companionship, Reversible hyposomatotropic dwarfism.
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The nine-year-old boy was so poorly treated he developed a condition called psychosocial dwarfism.
He was extremely short at the age of nine and significantly shorter than his six year old brother, for which the most likely diagnosis is psychosocial dwarfism.

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