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Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Fugue
– the person can suddenly travel unexpectedly away from home.
– there is no recollection about the events during the fugue state.

* A fugue episode may last only a few hours or, rarely, as long as many months, and then end as abruptly as it began

Dissociative Amnesia
– a sudden inability to recall important personal information.
The main symptom of this condition is memory loss that’s more severe than normal forgetfulness and that can’t be explained by a medical condition. Amnesia that comes on suddenly following a traumatic event, such as a car accident, is rare.

Dissociative identity disorder
* Also known as multiple personality disorder

* characterized by “switching” to alternate identities when stressed
– a person has two or more distinctive personalities.

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