Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Causes and Treatment


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Tina moves to another town, sets up a new life, and doesn't remember who she was before. She might be suffering from which of the following?

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1. Three months ago Frank was reported missing from his home in New Mexico; he has a history of alcohol and drug abuse and as a result, has suffered occasional bouts of memory loss. A family friend recently discovered that Frank was living in Arizona under the assumed name of Joe and has no memory of his previous life. Is it correct to assume that Frank is suffering from dissociative fugue? Why or why not?

2. Which of these might trigger a dissociative fugue?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dissociate fugue is a rare psychological disorder, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of what is known about this condition. You will be assessed on symptoms and triggers of fugues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of dissociative fugue
  • Symptoms and signs of dissociative fugue
  • Triggers of dissociative fugue

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related abnormal psychology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the prognosis of dissociative fugue
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define dissociative fugue
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding symptoms and triggers of dissociative fugue

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Causes and Treatment. Upon successful completion of the lesson, you will have met the following learning objectives:

  • Define dissociative fugue
  • Identify symptoms and signs of dissociative fugue
  • List and explain the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for dissociative fugue
  • Discuss cause and treatment of dissociative fugue