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Abandonment of one’s personal identity, accompanied by physical flight from a location. May be caused by the resurgence of a repressed or forgotten trauma. Amnesia, various neurological conditions, and drug abuse must be ruled out for a diagnosis of fugue to occur.

Example: A soldier is found wandering in a minefield, several miles from a hot firefight, unable to state his own name and with no recollection of having left his unit.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Fugue. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from