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Dissociative Fugue

A Dissociative Fugue involves an unplanned travel away from one's home or regular place of work, where one becomes unable to recall one's past and becomes confused about one's identity or assumes a new identity.

During a fugue the individual usually appears fine, without any signs of distress or mental disturbance, and will not tend to attract much attention. Once the person returns to their pre-fugue state, they may have no recollection of the events that occured during the fugue.

A diagnosis of a Dissociative Fugue should not be made if these symptoms occur exclusively during the course of Dissociative Identity Disorder, or they are clearly the result of a general medical condition or the effects of a subtance.

Furthermore, the diagnosis should only be made if the symptoms cause significant distress or impair a person's ability to function in their life roles.

 

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