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what is meant by a fugue state?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
A fugue state is: A dissociative event in which the person has no memory of some events or, indeed, their entire life prior to a certain date.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

After fugue (dissociative disorder) would you regain your memories?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Fugue states: Depending on the etiology, and with proper treatment, ex. Hypnosis or psychotherapy, you usually regain function.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Who is most susceptible to dissociative fugue?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Fugue states: Dissociative fugue is relatively rare, with a prevalence of .2% in the general population. Those most susceptible to it have experienced highly stressful or traumatic events, such as severe child abuse, crime, war, explosions or attacks like the world trade center in 2001. It can also be prolonged situations rather than events, such as child abuse where the person cannot escape, or being a pow.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Fugue?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fugue: Fugue = dissociative state with 1 or more episodes of amnesia in which one travels from their home and is unable to recall parts or all of their past identity.

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