fugue state

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Neurology A state in which the patient denies memory of activities for a period of hours to weeks; to external appearances, these activities were either completely normal or the patient disappeared and travelled extensively; most are functional; short fugues rarely occur in temporal lobe epilepsy
Psychiatry A state of personality dissociation characterised by amnesia and possibly physical flight from the customary environment or field of conflict
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fugue state

Neurology A state in which the Pt denies memory of activities for a period of hrs to wks; to external appearances these activities were either completely normal or the Pt disappeared and traveled extensively; most are functional; short fugues rarely occur in temporal lobe epilepsy. Cf Jamais vu Psychiatry A state of personality dissociation characterized by amnesia and possibly physical flight from the customary environment or field of conflict. See Dissociation, Multiple personality, Schizophrenia.
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