Dissociative fugue is a form of reversible amnesia that involves personality, memories, and personal identity. This type of temporary amnesia may last hours, days, weeks, months, or longer.
Wiki Number: W086
Diagnosis: Fugue State (Temporary Amnesia)
Symptoms: reversible amnesia lasting days, months or longer leads to wandering and maybe a new identity
Progression: people cannot recall their own name or past identity, but can after recovery. Some have several and can last years
Medications: None listed.
Therapies: When the person remembers, they are often very emotional and angry. Wikipedia lists several specific cases.
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- Psychiatric and legal considerations in cases of Fetal Abduction by Maternal Eviscerationby Michael Welner on June 22, 2021
Fifteen cases of Fetal Abduction by Maternal Evisceration (FAMAE) reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children during 1987-2011 outline the findings from a review of the forensic psychiatric considerations and legal course of each of the cases. Most offenders confessed to law enforcement within a short time of being placed under arrest in statements reflecting a continued effort to manage impressions and minimize culpability. Psychiatric assessment is invariably central to...
- High ethanol preference and dissociated memory are co-occurring phenotypes associated with hippocampal GABAAR-δ receptor levelsby Vladimir Jovasevic on May 20, 2021
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) frequently co-occurs with dissociative disorders and disorders with dissociative symptoms, suggesting a common neurobiological basis. It has been proposed that facilitated information processing under the influence of alcohol, resulting in the formation of dissociated memories, might be an important factor controlling alcohol use. Access to such memories is facilitated under the effect of alcohol, thus further reinforcing alcohol use. To interrogate possible mechanisms...
- "This Is Not the Original Timeline": A Case Report of an Extended Dissociative Episode in a Healthy Young Male Accompanied with Severe Decline in Mental Stateby Godwin Tong on May 19, 2021
Dissociation is a disconnection between a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of who he or she is. Dissociative disorders can be described and understood using the combination of five core symptoms: amnesia, depersonalisation, derealisation, identity confusion, or identity alteration. They are frequently associated with previous experience of trauma. The challenge in diagnosis and the lifetime prevalence of approximately 10% in the general population and clinical psychiatric...
- Dissociation during Mirror Gazing Test in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and functional movement disordersby Veronica Nisticò on August 30, 2020
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with FMD reported more sensations falling in the detachment facet of dissociation, while patients with PNES in the compartmentalization one. We hypothesized that both facets of dissociation might be important pathophysiological processes for PNES and FMD and that different instruments (self-report clinical scales vs experimental tasks) might be able to detect different facets in different populations because they assess, respectively, "trait" and "state" dissociation.