By: William Kaufmann
Dissociative fugue affects about 2 of 1,000 people in the United States.
Definition of Dissociative fugue
No medications are specifically designed to treat the disorder, but there is a number of antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications that can help control the panic and anxiety or depression symptoms are often associated with dissociative disorder.
Psychotherapy is often effective in the treatment of dissociative fugue. It helps the patient to learn how to face and cope with there stressful experiences that they need to encounter. Hypnosis is also used in Psychotherapy help to help the patient remember the repressed traumatic memories
Art therapy makes use of several different creative arenas including acting, art, music, dance and poetry. These tools can help a patient become more aware of their feelings and motivations. These different creative techniques can act as a coping mechanism for both past trauma and future stresses.
How common is it and who does it affect?
There is really no gender or age that is effected more than another from dissociative fugue. This is usually diagnosed when you are older or later in your life because these are when the symptoms start to show. And this disease is mostly caused for stress or traumatic events. These events play a role towards when an episode may happen depending on the timing of the events in your lifetime. This disease can be found all over the world and impacts many ethnic and racial groups.
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