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Dissociative Fugue

Dissociative fugue, previously called psychogenic fugue, is a temporary psychological state in which a person loses awareness of their identity and also engages in some form of unexpected travel or wandering. People who experience a dissociative fugue may suddenly find themselves in a place, such as the beach or at work, with no memory of traveling there. Similarly, they may find themselves somewhere in their home, such as a closet or in the corner of a room, with no memory of getting there. In addition to confusion about identity, people experiencing a dissociative fugue state may also develop a new identity.