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Titolo:
Latah in Jakarta, Indonesia
Autore:
Tanner, CM; Chamberland, J;
Indirizzi:
Parkinsons Inst, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA Parkinsons Inst Sunnyvale CA USA94089 sons Inst, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA Cent Java Interfaith Program, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Cent Java Interfaith Program Yogyakarta Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Titolo Testata:
MOVEMENT DISORDERS
fascicolo: 3, volume: 16, anno: 2001,
pagine: 526 - 529
SICI:
0885-3185(200105)16:3<526:LIJI>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
STARTLE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
13
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Tanner, CM Parkinsons Inst, 1170 Morse Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA Parkinsons Inst 1170 Morse Ave Sunnyvale CA USA 94089 94089 USA
Citazione:
C.M. Tanner e J. Chamberland, "Latah in Jakarta, Indonesia", MOVEMENT D, 16(3), 2001, pp. 526-529

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of latah in modern Indonesia; to determine whether contemporary latah resembles the syndrome described in the nineteenth century; to compare the syndrome of latah to other disorders featuring ties or exaggerated startle responses. BACKGROUND Latah, described centuries ago in Malay people, is characterized by an exaggerated motor startle response, often with associated involuntary vocalizations, echolalia, echopraxia, and forced obedience. Modern latahhas not been systematically studied. DESIGN AND METHODS: Persons with latah living in Jakarta, Indonesia, were investigated using a standardized, videotaped protocol. RESULTS: Fifteen women were studied. All had exaggerated startle to touch,and 10 to frightening words. Echolalia was seen in 10, echopraxia. in 11. and forced obedience in 13. The startle response did not habituate, bur instead worsened in response to repeated stimuli. Startle and associated symptoms were only partially suppressible in fewer than half. CONCLUSION: Modern latah resembles that described over a century ago. Latah resembles other disorders with exaggerated startle response, but is clinically distinct from Tourette's Syndrome. (C) 2001 Movement Disorder Society.

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