A condition that is characterized by an exaggerated startle reaction brought on by social triggers or cues. Symptoms displayed include tic like behaviors including disorganization, involuntary body movements, and cursing.

LATAH (LATTAH): "Latah is a condition found mainly in woman from Malaysia and Indonesia."
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