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Psychiatric Disorders


 

Dissociative Fugue

 

Category


Dissociative Disorders

 

Etiology


This disorder is very rare and occurs most often during extreme stress (such as wartime or after a natural disaster).

 

Symptoms


The primary feature of this disorder is abrupt travel away from home, an inability to remember important aspects of one’s life, and the partial or complete adoption of a new identity.

 

Treatment


The disorder typically dissipates on its own and it is extremely rare to last more than one month.

 

Prognosis


Prognosis is very good.

 

 

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