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How is dissociative fugue treated?

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The goal of dissociative fugue treatment is to help the person come to terms with the stress or trauma that triggered the fugue. Treatment most likely will include some combination of:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication
  • Family therapy
  • Creative therapies (art therapy, music therapy)
  • Clinical hypnosis

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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