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Charles bonnet syndrome: are medications necessary?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21430494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a clinical entity in which patients develop vivid visual hallucinations in the absence of psychiatric illness. In the great majority of cases, a decline in visual acuity precedes the development of CBS. The patient maintains intact reality testing and recognizes that the hallucinations are not real. There is no definitive cure for CBS, although various pharmacologic agents, behavioral strategies, and ophthalmologic interventions have been used in an attempt to reduce or relieve symptoms. We present the case of a 79-year-old man who presented with the onset of vivid visual hallucinations after developing cataracts. We also review previous case reports of CBS and discuss treatment options. (Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2011;17:137-141).
Authors:
Kimberly E Hartney; Glenn Catalano; Maria C Catalano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychiatric practice     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1538-1145     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychiatr Pract     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100901141     Medline TA:  J Psychiatr Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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*Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine †James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa.
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