Abuse Dwarfism Syndrome

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Abuse Dwarfism Syndrome

Abuse dwarfism syndrome has a number of names, but is also referred to as psychosocial short stature (PSS) or psychosocial dwarfism. It is a disorder where living in an abusive environment causes growth to be slowed. This slow growth is sometimes called failure to thrive (FTT). There are three subtypes of this condition, each depending on what period of life the symptoms begin to appear. Symptoms of this condition may include bizarre behavior, very short stature, and low weight for an individual's age. Though rare in the general population, psychosocial short stature is common in environments of abuse. Typically, once the source of stress and abuse is removed from the individual's life, they begin to grow normally.

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