A 43-year-old woman one day experienced a dissociative fugue which she could not recall. She was married, nulliparous, with no history of dissociative disorder or other psychiatric disorders. She had been sexually abused during late childhood-early adolescence. She was examined thoroughly from both psychiatric and medical standpoints to exclude organic causes for her condition. Magnetic Resonance Imaging showed only some non-specific abnormalities. On personality tests, a histrionic structure of personality emerged, with obsessive and narcissistic traits accompanied by rigidity and anxiety, dysphoria and high risk for depression; some impairment was found in executive function tests. Final diagnosis was one of dissociative fugue. In fact, organic traits were not sufficient to establish a diagnosis of Transient Global Amnesia. © 2010 Psychology Press.

A woman lost in the cemetery: A case of time-limited amnesia / A., Comparelli; DE CAROLIS, Antonella; Kotzalidis, Georgios; A., Masillo; Ferracuti, Stefano; Tatarelli, Roberto. - In: NEUROCASE. - ISSN 1355-4794. - 16:1(2010), pp. 23-30. [10.1080/13554790903193182]

A woman lost in the cemetery: A case of time-limited amnesia

DE CAROLIS, ANTONELLA;KOTZALIDIS, GEORGIOS;FERRACUTI, Stefano;TATARELLI, Roberto
2010

Abstract

A 43-year-old woman one day experienced a dissociative fugue which she could not recall. She was married, nulliparous, with no history of dissociative disorder or other psychiatric disorders. She had been sexually abused during late childhood-early adolescence. She was examined thoroughly from both psychiatric and medical standpoints to exclude organic causes for her condition. Magnetic Resonance Imaging showed only some non-specific abnormalities. On personality tests, a histrionic structure of personality emerged, with obsessive and narcissistic traits accompanied by rigidity and anxiety, dysphoria and high risk for depression; some impairment was found in executive function tests. Final diagnosis was one of dissociative fugue. In fact, organic traits were not sufficient to establish a diagnosis of Transient Global Amnesia. © 2010 Psychology Press.
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