Dissociative fugue (DFO) is a form of amnesia characterized by complete memory loss associated with human behavior. The state of dissociative fugue causes a complete loss of emotional binding memory, as a result of which the person forgets who he is. A person begins to wander, sometimes not quite nowhere, and sometimes not very far before memories return, and sometimes overcomes great distances and begins a new life.
Dissociative fugues can result from trauma or from abuse of drugs, alcohol, chemicals, or even simply being in a stressful situation for an extended period of time. Some people can cope with fugue symptoms and return to normal daily activities. Others will become so psychologically disturbed that it will not be possible to function normally because their minds have become so fragmented that they cannot remember what happened to them before they were stuck in a fugue state.
When people enter a fugue state, it is important that they seek medical attention as this can seriously damage their memory loss. It will also lead to psychological problems for both the victim and the perpetrator.
Dissociative amnesia is caused by the brain’s inability to properly link memories to the rest of the mind. This leads to the person experiencing a dissociative state of "split consciousness", and with the help of a psychiatrist, he can overcome the symptoms of the fugue state. In most cases, the first step in overcoming the fugue state is for the patient to identify the reason why he or she is having problems with his or her memory. Before starting any treatment, it is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the dissociative state.
Dissociative amnesia can cause extreme anxiety, panic attacks or depression in the victim, and some may require hospitalization and psychological therapy. Often the victim only realizes that they have a fugue after having had one or two attacks, so it is extremely important to recognize the symptoms early.
When a person suffers from a dissociative illness, medications and psychotherapy are often recommended. Often, the underlying cause of the condition can be treated with therapy.
It is important to note that although the symptoms of a dissociative state are very unpleasant, they are often mistaken for something more serious. People who have been victims of a dissociative state usually feel embarrassed and anxious, but it is important to remember that the condition is not as serious as it first appears.
If you think you have a dissociative illness, see your doctor right away. You should also consult a psychiatrist if symptoms last more than three months or so. If you suspect that you may have a dissociative condition, it is best to see your family doctor for treatment.
Once you’ve determined that you have a truly dissociative state, your doctor may prescribe medications for you. Medications can include sedatives, antidepressants, beta blockers, beta blockers, and tranquilizers.
There are many different treatments for this condition. However, if the medications you are taking don’t work or the condition gets worse, it is important to talk to your doctor about the possible use of hypnosis or neurosurgery.
Sometimes behavioral techniques such as biofeedback, hypnotherapy, and cognitive techniques such as biofeedback and meditation can be used to treat a fugue condition. These methods work by helping patients improve memory, increase self-awareness, and learn to control their thoughts.
If none of the above has worked or your fugue has not improved, you may need to seek help from a psychiatrist or psychologist to get the help you need. There are several psychotherapists who specialize in treating fugue conditions.