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Dissociative fugue

A form of amnesia in which the individual leaves home and sometimes assumes a new identity. In dissociative fugue state, people take sudden, impulsive trips, and sometimes assume a new identity. After a period of time-days, months, or sometimes even years – they suddenly realize that they are in a strange place and completely forget the time they have spent wandering. Their last memories are those from the time just before they entered the fugue state.

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