Psychogenic vs organic amnesias psychogenic vs

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Unformatted text preview: hogenic vs. Organic Amnesias Psychogenic vs. Psychogenic vs. Malingered Amnesia Dissociative Fugue Sudden, Sudden, unexpected travel away from one’s customary locale, with an inability to recall some or all of one’s past. Confusion Confusion about personal identity and sometimes the assumption of a new identity (see Case Study slides). (see Case 2 Classic case study of Dissociative Fugue (William James, 1890) The Rev. Ansel Bourne, of Greene, R.I., was brought up to the trade of carpenter; but . . . he became converted from atheism to Christianity just before his 30th year, and has since that time . . . lived the life of an itinerant preacher . . . . He is of a firm and self-reliant disposition, a man whose yea is yea and his nay is nay; and his selfcharacter for uprightness is such in the community that no person who knows him will for a moment admit the possibility of his case not being perfectly genuine. On January 17, 1887, he drew $551 from a bank in Providence with which to pay for a certain lot of land . . ....
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2013 for the course PSYC 214 taught by Professor Porterfield during the Fall '10 term at Oberlin.

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