short stature due to emotional deprivation.
Synonym(s): psychosocial dwarfism
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psychosocial dwarfismAbuse 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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