One of the pathological startle syndromes. A culture bound disorder characterised by an exaggerated physical response to being startled or to unexpected suggestion, the subjects involuntarily uttering cries or executing movements in response to command or in imitation of what they hear or see in others. ... See: jumping disease. ... Origin: Malay,
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(lah´tah) a culture-specific type of jumping disease seen chiefly among the Malays and other people of Southeast Asia, characterized by hypersuggestibility, echolalia, echopraxis, coprolalia, disorganization, and automatic obedience. It may be identical to myriachit.
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• (n.) A convulsive tic or hysteric neurosis prevalent among Malays, similar to or identical with miryachit and jumping disease, the person affected performing various involuntary actions and making rapid inarticulate ejaculations in imitation of the actions and words of another person.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: lah′tah Definitions: 1. One of the pathologic startle syndromes. A culture-bound disorder characterized by an exaggerated physical response to being startled or to unexpected suggestion, the afflicted involuntarily uttering cries or executing movements in response to command or in imitation of what they hear or see i
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Latah, from Southeast Asia, is a condition in which abnormal behaviors result from a person experiencing shock. When surprised, the affected person typically engages in such behaviors as screaming, cursing, dancing type movements, and uncontrollable laughter. Latah is considered a culture-specific startle disorder that was historically regarded as
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A culture specific syndrome of Southeast Asia involving startle-induced disorganization, hypersugges
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