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The Startle Matching Taxon

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As illustrated in the preceding discussions of latah and imu, the Startle Matching Taxon consists basically of the presentation of a stimulus which for the given person is so traumatic that it precipitates an episode of unusual and involuntary behavior. Moreover, the power of a startling stimulus to elicit such behavior is a chronic feature of the personality, a factor which has important social and interpersonal implications.

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  • Personality Disorder
  • Startle Reaction
  • Startling Stimulus
  • Residual Type
  • Dissociative Disorder

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  • Yap, P. M. 1952 The Latah Reaction: Its Pathodynamics and Nosological Position. The Journal of Mental Science XCVIII (new series 377 ): 515–564.

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Hughes, C.C. (1983). The Startle Matching Taxon. In: Simons, R.C., Hughes, C.C. (eds) The Culture-Bound Syndromes. Culture, Illness, and Healing, vol 7. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-5251-5_8

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