Author(s) Schmidt, Karl E.
Chiu, Thomas Lee
Tong, John E.
Year 1972
Title A clinical survey study of Latah in Sarawak, Malaysia
Published in Psychological Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 2
Pages 155–165
DOI 10.1017/S0033291700040629
Abstract During a psychiatric survey in Sarawak, subjects demonstrating latah were examined separately, both clinically and with a questionnaire. Latah occurred only in females, mainly Malays, occasionally Ibans, and never Chinese. Fifty latah subjects were examined, seven were firmly diagnosed as being mentally ill, and another 13 demonstrated mild psychiatric disorders. Dream content indicated an overt sexual component.
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