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What are the symptoms of dissociative fugue?

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A fugue in progress often is hard to recognize because the person's behavior appears normal. Symptoms of dissociative fugue might include the following:

  • Sudden and unplanned travel away from home
  • Inability to remember events or important information from the person's life
  • Confusion or loss of memory about his or her identity, possibly assuming a new identity to make up for the loss
  • Extreme distress and problems with daily functioning

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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