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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88-90

Dissociative fugue: Recurrent episodes in a young adult

1 Department of Psychiatry, GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Patan, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

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Chintan Madhusudan Raval
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.160944

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Dissociative fugue is a rare disorder which has been described as sudden, unexpected, travel away from home or one's customary place of daily activities, with the inability to recall some or all of one's past. There is no systematic data existing on it and very few cases reported in the literature. Here we report a case of fugue in a young adult male who travelled 8 times away from his home during last 1΍ year. He has a loss of memory for episodes with patchy recall of few events. Longest duration of fugue episode was of 1-month. The case describes mode of presentation to hospital and treatment given to restore his identity and reunite him in society and family.

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