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What is Jumping Frenchmen of Maine?

What is Jumping Frenchmen of Maine?

  • Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: A rare condition where the startle reflex is greatly exaggerated. The startle reflex in this order is characterized by jumping, raising the arms, yelling, hitting, obeying sudden commands and repeating sentences.

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, or a subtype of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: Introduction

Types of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine:

Broader types of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine:

What causes Jumping Frenchmen of Maine?

Causes of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: see causes of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

What are the symptoms of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine?

Symptoms of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: see symptoms of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Onset of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: usually adolescence

Can anyone else get Jumping Frenchmen of Maine?

More information: see contagiousness of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine
Inheritance: see inheritance of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Jumping Frenchmen of Maine.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Jumping Frenchmen of Maine.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: Neurologist, Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Jumping Frenchmen of Maine.
Treatments for Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: see treatments for Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Name and Aliases of Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Main name of condition: Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Other names or spellings for Jumping Frenchmen of Maine:

Latah [in Malaysia], Myriachit [in Siberia], Myriacht Beart syndrome, Exaggerated startle reflex, Startle disease, 'jumpers' of Maine

'jumpers' of Maine, Exaggerated startle reflex, Startle disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine: Related Conditions

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