While it may seem like something that is impossible, some people just up and leave their homes, sometimes traveling great distances and assuming new identities, completely unaware of their previous life. This can last a different amount of time for different people, but most eventually begin to remember their other life, which can cause extreme confusion. The exact cause of dissociative fugue is not known, but many believe it stems from a traumatic event or too much stress in a person’s life. Whatever the cause, if the symptoms of dissociative fugue appear, getting treatment should be a priority because of the many dangers associated with the disorder. This is why you can find therapists on GoMentor.com, who offer online therapy for dissociative fugue.
Cause of Dissociative Fugue
As mentioned, the exact cause is not known, but dissociative fugue is thought to be brought on by a traumatic or stressful events. Some of the specific causes may be accidents, natural disasters, wars, or sexual abuse. Depending on the exact cause of the disorder, the length of the memory loss may vary quite a bit. That said, for most it lasts for a matter of days or weeks rather than months or years. Some do experience extreme cases of this dissociative disorder, however, and may not remember their previous life for quite some time. As you can see, the degree of the abuse that causes this disorder plays a big role in the symptoms and risks that appear.
Symptoms of Dissociative Fugue
One of the symptoms of dissociative fugue is that it appears suddenly and the symptoms are not faked. Relocation and taking on a new identity without remembering the past is the main indicator of dissociative fugue. Some people continue their new life for a while, but eventually most begin to remember their original life. As you might imagine, this causes quite a bit of confusion.
Treatment for Dissociative Fugue
Behavioral counseling as well as guided therapy with people who specialize in dissociative fugue are both available as online therapy with the therapists listed on GoMentor.com. Behavioral therapy can help a person learn to deal with the symptoms that come with this disorder. The highly skilled professionals on GoMentor.com specialize in these types of disorders and can offer practical and useful information and advice on dealing with this disorder through all of its stages.
Definition of Dissociative Fugue
Dissociative fugue refers to when a person travels - on purpose - from their home and relocates to another city, often losing memories, including their identity. This may happen one or more times.
Symptoms of / Reasons for Dissociative Fugue
- Relocation suddenly
- Loss of memory
- Taking on of a new identity
- Eventual remembering of old identity, which causes confusion