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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Latah is a condition where, triggered by the startle reflex, victims fall into a trance in which they engage in repetitive speech or movements. Often these take the form of echopraxic and/or echolaliac automatisms. Latah is found only in certain world cultures and is therefore commonly considered a culture-specific syndrome. ==Overview== Latah, as
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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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A culture specific syndrome of Southeast Asia involving startle-induced disorganization, hypersugges
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