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Doctor insights on: Fugue Analysis

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Who was that piano guy that had a fugue?

Who was that piano guy that had a fugue?

Gershwin?: While playing keyboard, he smelled burning rubber and died shortly after of a glioblastoma brain tumor. The story is very famous. ...Read more

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Does anyone have experience with regressive dis-associative fugue?

Does anyone have experience with regressive dis-associative fugue?

No, but...: ...Psychoanalysts view fugue as a type of dissociation, a psychological defense mechanism that results in a drastic modification of one's sense of personal identity in order to avoid emotional distress. Once medical causes are ruled out (e.g. Narcolepsy, automatisms of complex partial seizures), psychotherapy is the treatment of choice. In severe cases, antipsychotics may be part of the treatment. ...Read more

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What is meant by a fugue state?

What is meant by a fugue state?

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. ...Read more

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Who is most susceptible to dissociative fugue?

Who is most susceptible to dissociative fugue?

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. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any experience with dissociative fugue?

Has anyone had any experience with dissociative fugue?

No, but...: ...Psychoanalysts view fugue as a type of dissociation, a psychological defense mechanism that results in a drastic modification of one's sense of personal identity in order to avoid emotional distress. Once medical causes are ruled out (e.g. Narcolepsy, automatisms of complex partial seizures), psychotherapy is the treatment of choice. In severe cases, antipsychotics may be part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Can a "normal" or "sane" person fake having dissociative fugue and fool mental health professionals?

Can a "normal" or "sane" person fake having dissociative fugue and fool mental health professionals?

Sometimes: Dissociative fugue is a rare disorder. Few mental health professionals (mhp) have in-depth experience with such fugue states. Sophisticated (i.e., knowledgeable) criminals who pretend that they were in a dissociative fugue when they committed a crime may be able to fool a mhp with little experience or training with such disorders. It would be more difficult to fool a well-trained mhp. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent going into dissociation fugue?

Is there a way to prevent going into dissociation fugue?

Since dissociative : Events are almost always triggered by stress, good stress management is essential to decreasing the risk. ...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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Do b-12 injections help with fugue and or weight loss?

Do b-12 injections help with fugue and or weight loss?

Not really unless...: you have anemia from a vitamin B12 deficiency. Then they would help with the fatigue associated with the anemia. But there is no convincing evidence that supplemental B12, given by injection or pill, helps fatigue or weight loss. Surprisingly, it is taken quite frequently for these conditions, and any perceived benefit should probably be chalked up to placebo affect. Best wishes:) ...Read more