What is Psychogenic Fugue ? What causes Psychogenic Fugue ? What are the reasons for Psychogenic Fugue ? What are the symptoms of Psychogenic Fugue ?
Psychogenic fugue, also called dissociative fugue, is among dissociative disorders. The word fugue means escaping in Latin. People diagnosed with psychogenic fugue temporarily forget their personal identity, impulsively move away from their homes or workplaces and go elsewhere. they are often confused about who they are and can even create new identities for themselves. Viewed from the outside, these people do not show any signs of discomfort such as strange behavior or strange appearance.
In dissociative disorders, impairment, loss or collapse occur in memory, consciousness or awareness, identity or perception. If one or more of these functions are missing, symptoms will appear. These symptoms also lead to deterioration in the general functionality of the person, including their social and business life, relationships.
It is quite difficult to notice fugue by other people because the person’s appearance is quite normal. Psychogenic fugue symptoms can be observed as listed below:
- Sudden and unplanned trips.
- Inability of one to remember past events or important events related to their own life.
- Inability to remember memories about one’s own identity or confusion. Creating another for the lost identity.