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culture-bound syndromes

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Patterns of aberrant behaviour that do not fit easily into standard classifications of mental disorders and are entirely or mainly restricted to particular cultural groups, usually...

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echolalia

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

n. pathological repetition of the words spoken by another person. It may be a symptom of language disorders, autism, severe mental illness (e.g. catatonic schizophrenia),...

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echopraxia

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

(echokinesis) n. pathological imitation of the actions of another person. It may be a symptom of catatonia or of latah.

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myriachit

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The name usually given to the version of latah found in Siberia. [From Russian myriachit to fool or play the fool]

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