Human growth week, Dr. Allan Drash, M.D. Director of the Clinical Studies Center of Children's Hospital at Pittsburgh and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh?s School of Medicine. Psychological problems tend to be more of a problem than physical functioning issues. Severe short stature can be a potential social problem; it can make it difficult to be hired for jobs. Some physical problems can be an inability to drive a car. The desks are too big in school, toilets too high.