TITLE

latah

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1209
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "latah" is presented. Latah refers to a behavior identified in Southeast Asian women marked by imitation, swearing, repetitive speech and obedient gestures. It may be provoked by startling, tickling or frightening affected persons. Some researchers believe it is a social convention rather than a psychiatric or neurological illness.
ACCESSION #
21233839

 

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