Charles Bonnet-syndrom og visuelle hallucinationer

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Abstract

Charles Bonnet syndrome is characterized by vivid, complex and recurrent visual hallucinations occurring in psychologically normal people. Though not related to any specific eye condition, it commonly affects visually impaired elderly persons and is thus an important differential diagnosis to many conditions which cause visual hallucinations. Patients usually retain insight into the unreal nature of their hallucination. The hallucinatory experiences are generally not distressing, but patients may fear impending insanity. There is no specific treatment for this condition which in most cases is self-limiting.

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Authors
External organisations
  • Zealand University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Ophthalmology

Keywords

  • Aged, Diagnosis, Differential, Hallucinations/diagnosis, Humans, Syndrome, Visually Impaired Persons/psychology
Translated title of the contributionCharles Bonnet syndrome and visual hallucination
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)47-9
Number of pages3
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume173
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 3
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Externally publishedYes