Endocrinologists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone work with experts to provide nutritional and psychological support to children and adolescents diagnosed with and receiving treatment for early or delayed puberty. Our child and family support services and resilience programs are provided by Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care.
Coping with disorders of puberty can be difficult for a child or adolescent. Children who experience puberty earlier or later than their peers can have problems with self-esteem.
Psychologists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital offer counseling to children and adolescents with disorders of puberty to help reduce anxiety about physical differences, provide coping techniques, and address changes in mood.
Disorders of puberty can affect a child’s growth. Children with delayed puberty that is caused by extreme exercise, diabetes, or an eating disorder, such as anorexia, may require additional nutritional guidance to support healthy growth.
Registered dietitians at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital work with your child to ensure that he or she gets proper nutrition during treatment for disorders of puberty. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods and saturated and trans fats can help to ensure growth and support development. Vitamin D and calcium supplements may be recommended for optimal bone health.
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