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What causes dissociative fugue?

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Dissociative fugue, formerly called psychogenic fugue, is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. The word fugue comes from the Latin word for "flight." People with dissociative fugue temporarily lose their sense of personal identity and impulsively wander or travel away from their homes or places of work. They often become confused about who they are and might even create new identities.

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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