Dissociative Fugue Disorder

Ethan P. Brannaman C. Isaiah H.

Symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Distress
  • Loss of Identity
  • Amnesia

Causes:

  • Stress
  • Trauma (War, Abuse, Natural Disasters)
  • Abuse of Alcohol
  • "Blackouts"
  • Drugs

Treatments

Psychotherapy- To encourage communication and insight

Cognitive Therapy- To fix dysfunctional thinking patterns

Family Therapy-Solved through family discussion

Clinical Hypnosis- To discover ideas within the unconscious

Creative Therapies- To heal through recreational tasks such as music and art

No medication is available at the current time

Prevalence

Common with DID victims, veterans, and victims of natural disasters.

Estimated at .2% in the world.

Famous People

Herschel Walker- Running back for Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. In his college years, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy, yet because of his disorder, is unable to remember the award.