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  • "a rare form of amnesia that causes people to forget their identity, suddenly and without warning, and can last from a few hours to years"

    "Travel is a defining characteristic."

    “People have been known to not only travel across cities or countries, but also across continents,�? said Dr. Philip Coons, a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Indiana University and the author of a book on the subject. “The explanation behind the fugue is that the person is running away from a bad situation, from a bad marriage or a bad financial situation.�?

    From: NYT article about Hannah Upp

    March 2, 2009