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Psychogenic vs. Malingered Amnesia Dissociative Fugue
Sudden, unexpected travel away from one’s customary
locale, with an inability to recall some or all of one’s
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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