Dissociative fugue in the elderly

ArticleinIndian Journal of Psychiatry 51(4):305-7 · October 2009with6 Reads
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.58300 · Source: PubMed


    Dissociative fugue is a rarely reported diagnostic entity. It is one of the least understood and yet clinically one of the most fascinating disorders in Mental Health. Here, we describe a case of fugue in a 62-year-old housewife who was brought to our hospital with pockets of memory loss. This case illustrates the need for timely referrals, which could channelize valuable professional time and help avoid expensive and unnecessary investigations.