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How is dissociative fugue diagnosed?

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The doctor will ask for a complete medical history and do physical exam. They might sometimes recommend various tests, such as neuroimaging studies, electroencephalograms (EEGs), and blood tests, to rule out other causes.

If no physical illness is found, the person might be referred to a psychiatrist or psychologist. These experts use specially designed interviews and assessment tools to evaluate a person for dissociative fugue.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Dissociative disorders."

FDA: "Coping With Memory Loss."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Dissociative Disorders."

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Dissociative disorders."

FDA: "Coping With Memory Loss."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Dissociative Disorders."

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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