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Doctor insights on: Dissociative Fugue Symptoms

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Could dissociative identity disorder manifest after childhood?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Could dissociative identity disorder manifest after childhood?

DID: Although rarely diagnosed early, the average reported age of onset is 3 years. ...Read more

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Fugue (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Dissociation disorder vs schizophrenia?

Dissociation disorder vs schizophrenia?

Very different!: Schizophrenia is a chronic psychotic illness. Dissociative disorders is a very different type of escape from reality that rarely involves psychosis. Treatment is also very different. ...Read more

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What can cause dissociative episode or dissociative disorder?

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What can cause dissociative episode or dissociative disorder?

Dissociative DO: Traumatic childhood experiences are mostly cited at the root of these disorders. ...Read more

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Are people with dissociative identity disorders psychopaths?

Quite different: People with dissociative identity disorders have likely suffered severe interpersonal traumas. Psychopaths--people with little or no conscience--cause trauma in others. ...Read more

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Are hallucinations and paranoia symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Are hallucinations and paranoia symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Well...: Significant paranoia is found in paranoid personality disorder. Hallucinations may occur in a person with schizotypal personality disorder. When a person with a borderline personality disorder becomes really stressed they may start getting a little paranoid. Although hallucinations could occur when decompensated it is not usually a hallmark for this type of personality disorder. ...Read more

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Do i suffer from schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder?

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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Do i suffer from schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder?

No definitive answer: There are many similarities in particular auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) and feeling disengaged from the world. If there is a history of trauma - especially if it began in childhood - can sometimes help to discriminate. The des (dissociative experiences scale) is a test that can measure how often and to what degree one dissociates. A specialist in treating ptsd could help to determine. ...Read more

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I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

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I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

Sociopath: Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

Different presentati: schizoid persons withdraw from others and isolate. Schizotypal persons act unusual. ...Read more

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Do bipolar people experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices?

Do bipolar people experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices?

Acronym "BPD": Acronyms can be confusing, as people might use "bpd" to indicate either borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder. I'll answer about borderline pd -- which can indeed periodically experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices, paranoia, and delusions. Hallucinations can arise in the context of intense pain such as abandonment depression -- but aren't usually sustained over time. ...Read more

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What is dissociative identity disorder?

What is dissociative identity disorder?

DID: Did was previously known as "multiple personality disorder." in it, there are 2 or more distinct entities or personality states -- each having its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment & self. At least 2 of these identities recurrently take control of the person's behavior. There's inability to recall important personal info too. ...Read more

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

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

Depends upon ego : If the person has a strong ego, they may be able to recall under hypnosis or using ideomotor signaling what exactly occurred during the fugue state. If the person does not have enough personality strength, their mind may not allow access to the memories, especially if especially painful or disgusting to the host personality. ...Read more

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Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?

It can happen: The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood. ...Read more

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Could hallucinations cause borderline personality disorder?

Could hallucinations cause borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Not likely. BPD is caused by a complex matrix of genetic factors and, typically, a history of sexual abuse. Hallucinations, on the other hand, are the cardinal symptoms of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. ...Read more

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Are visual hallucinations a schizophrenic symptom?

Yes: While for many with schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) is most common, visual hallucinations are also common and can occur in people with schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Which mental disorder are manipulative personality and playing victim symptoms of?

Which mental disorder are manipulative personality and playing victim symptoms of?

Psychopath: When i hear about manipulative behavior this could be a psychopathic person who wants to "get one over" on you or it could be someone with a histrionic personality who would be manipulative to get one's attention not for the purpose of exploiting the person like the psychopath. Playing the victim can be from many different types of disorders (e.g. Trauma, borderline pd, ) or just personality styl. ...Read more

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Possibility of misdiagnosing schizophrenia as schizotypal personality disorder ?

That might happen: If a person with a severe schizotypal personality disorder had decompensated into psychosis ; is only seen over a brief period of time. However, most providers avoid making a diagnosis until they are satisfied that diagnostic criteria have been met. ...Read more

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Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more

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Are people with dissociative disorders psychopathic?

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Not really: The conflicts between alters are more internal than external. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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How is brief psychotic disorder self-diagnosed?

How is brief psychotic disorder self-diagnosed?

It's not: Self diagnosis is a bad idea in general, even for a doctor, but it is impossible for anyone to self-diagnose any type of psychosis. But by definition, a person cannot diagnose him or herself with a psychotic disorder - how can a person simultaneously lose touch with reality yet still be able to discern what is real? ...Read more