Objective: The aim of this paper is to report an aspect of the management of a case of dissociative fugue.
Clinical picture: A Vietnam veteran was suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.
Treatment: Treatment involved the provision of a locator beacon worn in a neck chain.
Outcome: This treatment resulted in the curtailment of the dissociative fugue episodes.
Conclusion: The locator device proved a useful component of a multimodal treatment regime.