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  Fugue State
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  Fugue state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A fugue state is therefore similar in nature to the concept of dissociative identity disorder (DID) (formerly called multiple-personality disorder) although DID is widely understood to have its conception in a long-term life event (such as a traumatic childhood), where sufficient time is given for alternate personality representations to form and take hold.
As the person experiencing a fugue state may have recently suffered an amnesic onset—perhaps a head trauma, or the reappearance of an event or person representing an earlier life trauma—the emergence of a "new" personality seems to be for some, a logical apprehension of the situation.
Unlike a dissociative identity disorder, a fugue is usually considered to be a malingering disorder, resolving to remove the experiencer from responsibility for their actions, or from situations imposed upon them by others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fugue_state   (952 words)

Fugues are generally in three or three or four parts, meaning melodic voices, but more parts up to eight or even ten are possible in large choral or orchestral fugues.
But during the baroque era the scholarly or church fugue, which usually appeared as a showpiece in large choral works written for big occasions, declined in favour of a new, lighter kind of instrumental fugue particularly associated with the Italian overture form, where it made up the fast middle section, and with the instrumental sonata.
The former is a collection of fugues (and a few canons) on a single theme; the latter is two volumes written in different times of his life, each comprising 24 prelude and fugue pairs, one for each major and minor key.
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A widespread view of the fugue is that it is not a musical form (in the sense that, say, sonata form is) but rather a technique of composition.
A motet differed from a fugue in that each phrase of the text had a different subject which was introduced and worked out separately, whereas a fugue continued working with the same subject or subjects throughout the entire length of the piece.
It was in the Baroque period that the writing of fugues became central to composition, in part as a demonstration of compositional expertise.
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 Fugue - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fugue (Latin fuga, “flight”), musical composition in which a melodic theme is systematically subjected to melodic imitation.
Fugue, Dissociative, mental illness in which a person forgets his or her personal identity and unexpectedly wanders away from home.
Double Fugue, in music, a fugue consisting of two subjects (principal melodies).
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 Fugue state: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
(a fugue state (also known as a 'psychogenic fugue' or 'dissociative fugue') is a state of mind where a person experiences a dissociative dissociation quick summary:
Dissociation is a psychological state or condition in which certain thoughts, emotions, sensations, or memories are separated from the rest of the psyche....
A fugue state is often triggered by stress.
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 Fugue State Press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fugue State Press (established 1992) is a small New York City literary publisher, specializing in the experimental novel.
Notable reviews in Publishers Weekly, Review of Contemporary Fiction, American Book Review and elsewhere have characterized the books as unusual examples of the experimental novel, successfully avoiding a focus on the merely technical, reflexive, or irony-imbued aspects of postmodern fiction, and instead offering highly emotional and committed expression within a range of innovative frameworks.
The name of the press is a reference both to the psychological term fugue state and to the musical form fugue, perhaps reflecting some of the dissociative and musical tendencies of the prose it publishes.
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 Dissociative Fugue: Amnesia and Related Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
Dissociative fugue is a disorder in which one or more episodes of sudden, unexpected, and purposeful travel from home (fugue) occur, during which a person cannot remember some or all of his past life.
Malingering is a state in which a person feigns illness because it removes him from accountability for his actions, gives him an excuse to avoid responsibilities, or reduces his exposure to a known hazard, such as a dangerous job assignment.
Dissociative fugue is treated much the same as dissociative amnesia, and treatment may include the use of hypnosis or drug-facilitated interviews (see Amnesia and Related Disorders: Treatment and Prognosis).
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 ipedia.com: Fugue Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
For the use of the word in psychology see fugue state In music, a fugue is a type of piece written in counterpoint for several independent musical voices.
In the latter case, the work has the structure: fugue on subject A; fugue on subject B; combination of subjects A and B. While triple fugues are not uncommon (see Bach C# minor WTC I and F# minor WTC II), quadruple fugues are rare.
The works of the Austrian composer Simon Sechter, who was a teacher of Schubert and Bruckner, include several thousand fugues, but they are not found in the standard repertory, again not because they are fugues but because of Sechter's limitations as a musical artist.
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 Ask the Expert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Typically, during the fugue itself, the individual is completely or nearly completely forgetful of his/her past lives and associations, though he may retain basic skills or interests, such as cooking.
In one very famous case--that of the Reverend Ansel Bourne--the individual emerged from his fugue in a state of panic, not knowing where he was, how he got there, etc. He could not believe that two months had elapsed since his last normal memory.
Apparent fugue states must be differentiated from various medical and neurological conditions, such as epilepsy or head trauma.
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 Dissociative Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In extreme cases, someone who slips into a fugue state not only forgets his or her name but also wanders from home, takes on a new identity, remarries, gets a new job, and starts a new life.
Fugue states may last for hours or for years.
Fugue states are quite common, for example, among soldiers bound for combat.
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 Paul Rosenfels: "Freud and the Scientific Method"
In this frustrated state sexual feeling may become a problem to the child, and there are no doubt episodic and transitional moments when his sexuality produces images and impulses of an object directed variety.
In this inhibited state, where the individual accepts an inner automatic setting, putting aside reason and initiative, he can find greater access to recall of previous situations in his life which were similarly constricted in their human scope.
In a state of guilt men undergo a diminution in their energy for action and this opens the door to a deepening sense of self and of the nature of others.
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 Dissociative Fugue and the Conscious/Unconscious Chasm
Automatisme Ambulatoire, also known as hysterical fugue, dissociative fugue or simply fugue, is a mental disorder wherein the afflicted individual is prone to taking unexpected trips in a state of unconsciousness such that she is unable to recall where she has been, or how she ended up in a particular place.
This separation of the self from the actions of the body characterizes fugue as a dissociative disorder, meaning that it entails the separation of certain mental and physical actions from a conscious awareness of those actions.
That is, fuguers, who are not asleep, are to the outside observer almost identical to sleepwalkers, and both conditions are rather difficult to distinguish from an awakened, fully conscious state.
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States might also be regarded as conscious in a narrative sense that appeals to the notion of the “stream of consciousness”, regarded as an ongoing more or less serial narrative of episodes from the perspective of an actual or merely virtual self.
Drawing connections, one might argue that states appear in the stream of consciousness only in so far as we are aware of them, and thus forge a bond between the first meta-mental notion of a conscious state and the stream or narrative concept.
Our conscious mental states seem to have their meanings intrinsically or from the inside just by being what they are in themselves, by contrast with many externalist theories of mental content that ground meaning in causal, counterfactual or informational relations between bearers of intentionality and their semantic or referential objects.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/consciousness   (17136 words)

Patients in fugue states often focus their attention exclusively on achieving a specific goal, such as finding their way to a particular destination.
Patients in fugue states are generally oblivious to their disconnection from the past until a situation arises that requires them to identify themselves or to provide information about their background and experiences.
At the termination of the fugue, the memory for the past life before the onset of fugue is restored, but the memory for the events occurring during the state of the fugue is temporarily lost.
www.ic.arizona.edu /ic/amd/fugue.htm   (6742 words)

 Functional Amnesia 1989
The fugue, but not the amnesia, typically ends when patients are asked questions about their identity or past that they cannot answer (Stengel, 1941).
Since the fugue is defined as that period during which patients are unaware of memory loss, it almost never comes to the attention of appropriate professionals until awareness is achieved, and is therefore virtually impossible to study while it is occurring.
Some patients emerge directly from the fugue into a state of full recovery (Pratt, 1977), whereas others proceed from the fugue to a second stage that is characterized by awareness of loss of personal identity and large sectors of the past.
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 Spotlight on Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, the people of The Fugue State are renowned for their nihilistic attitudes, and female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast.
The Fugue State's national animal is the sea gull, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the barnacle.
The Fugue State is ranked 1st in the region and 89,507th in the world for Largest Mining Sector.
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 Archive | Book Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The fugue is composed of an introductory exposition, an ending coda, and a middle section usually longer than the other two parts put together.
The fugue's middle section is an alternation between entries of the subject and seemingly independent "episodes"- that is, anything other than the subject.
Fugue as a descriptive metaphor for DF may be useful to the observer of the phenomenon, the "audience." But does it serve the needs of DF sufferers?
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~pwtc/tw/archive/exdef.html   (1237 words)

 The Stranger | Seattle | Film | Feature | Fugue State
She leaves the unspeakable act she witnessed behind and psychologically cancels it out, entering what is known as a "fugue state": an alternate, parallel, blissful reality that shields her from fear and pain.
The device of the fugue is by far the most fascinating aspect of Neil LaBute's latest film, Nurse Betty, in which Betty (Renée Zellweger), a diner waitress, settles comfortably into a thick confusion after accidentally witnessing her sleazy drug-dealer husband's murder.
The idea of a fugue, of going through something so terrifying, so traumatic and unbearable, that the only way to respond is to just abandon who and where you are and become another person--this idea is the meat of the story, the propeller behind Betty's surreal adventure.
www.thestranger.com /seattle/Content?oid=4900   (487 words)

 Results in
Although diazepam is commonly associated with a variety of side effects, it is generally not believed to cause fugue-like states or retrograde amnesia.
During a fugue state, the person has no memory of his or her true identity.
He stated that he was in a "big room" but was unsure where he was.
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 Guardian | High anxiety: the spot where a girl of 15 curled up for a sleep
A girl who was found curled up asleep on top of a 40-metre crane in the early hours may have been in a relatively uncommon and little-understood "fugue" state, sleep experts said yesterday.
Sleep experts suggested that the girl was in a fugue state, a condition that most commonly affects adolescents.
In ordinary sleepwalking, the subject, usually a child, tends to be clumsy, unaware of his or her surroundings and able to do only very basic tasks.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,5233000-103690,00.html   (560 words)

 Memory Loss & the Brain
Despite the many Hollywood movies depicting this phenomenon, fugue state is extremely rare in real life.
Fugue state normally resolves with time, particularly with the help of therapy.
In this state, an individual may experience memory loss which is restricted to a particular period of time, such as the duration of a violent crime.
www.memorylossonline.com /glossary/psychogenicamnesia.html   (236 words)

 Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
In a fugue state, people can travel long distances for no apparent reason, converse with strangers, appear normal, have no hallucination and no delusion, but eventually return to their original self and original awareness, baffled by finding themselves in a city hundreds of miles from home.
There are many more cases in treatment in the United States than anywhere else in the world.
She is an altered state of consciousness, or, in the language of DID specialists, "an alter." As she matures, her personality develops.
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 Movie Forums - The Butterly Effect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
If the fugue states of his childhood are actually his future self projecting into him, then why didn't the effects happen then.
Or when he draws the adult picture, that's all that happens, but he's in a fugue state while he does it, later he slams his hands on the letter holder to give himself scars...he should've had the scars from the beginning.
His fugue states are his future self, but he doesn't do the things that his future self does, not until later.
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 Todesfugue Notes
It is a dissociative reaction to shock or emotional stress in a neurotic, during which all awareness of personal identity is lost though the person's outward behaviour may appear rational.
On recovery, memory of events during the state is totally repressed but may become conscious under hypnosis or psycho-analysis.
A fugue may also be part of an epileptic or hysterical seizure.
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 Dr. Phil.com - Messageboards - Replies to Depression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I am a bit vocabulary challenged so I looked up fugue so first part to explore the word fugue and remove its mask to those of us who are just meeting this word.
A fugue state (also known as a 'psychogenic fugue' or 'dissociative fugue') is a term in psychology which describes a state of mind where a person experiences a dissociative break in identity and attempts to run away from some perceived threat, usually something abstract such as the person's identity.
A bewildered facial expression is a common symptom of the fugue.
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 Review: Tor Double #25: Fugue State / The Death of Doctor Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Fugue State/ The Death of Doctor Island by John M. Ford/ Gene Wolfe is a pair of rather strange social stories.
Fugue State asks the question "what is memory?" through one fantasy and two sf stories.
I have not read anything else by Ford, but despite the fact that Fugue State has problems, its parts contain well done worlds and I would like to see more of the same.
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 Velociworld: FUGUE STATE
An altered state of consciousness in which a person may move about purposely and even speak but is not fully aware.
A fugue state is usually a type of complex partial seizure.
Fugue state - A condition induced by drinking too much Chatham Artillery Punch.
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