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

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Seth Kunen
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