HM_dissoc - TRAUMATIC AMNESIAS: psychogenic forgetting?...

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TRAUMATIC AMNESIAS: psychogenic forgetting? Global retrograde amnesias and fugues Sudden loss of autobiographical memory and identity May be triggered by severe psychological stress Some evidence for link to earlier physical trauma or disease Pattern of recovery is diverse Sudden, quick and complete Gradual and incomplete Failure of recovery Rarer than the media suggest < 1% of clinical casework in some estimates Renee Zellweger As Nurse Betty Richard Gere and Ed Norton in Primal Fear
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"A fugue is a combination of amnesia and physical fright. The individual flees from his customary surroundings toward the assumptions of a new identity.“ American Psychiatric Association 1994 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition
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Recovery from Fugue states: a sampler Libby Morris: lost from a shopping mall Rapid, almost complete recovery Amnesia for fugue period Ricky Stephenson: AWOL Unresolved after two years
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course EXP 4504 taught by Professor Fischler during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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