Psychological problems may arise because of the patient's difficulty in accepting his or her relatively short stature.
Have you ever gone to a theme park with an older sibling who could not go on the rides because of his or her height?
While people with Achondroplasia live normal lives, the seemingly insignificant things around them may make them feel like the world is geared toward a taller person.
Achondroplasia's depiction in ancient Egyptian art makes it one of the oldest recorded birth defects.
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