The Charles Bonnet Syndrome: A description of two cases
Journal/Book: Eur Psychiat. 1996; 11: 141 Rue Javel, 75747 Paris Cedex 15, France. Editions Scientifiques Elsevier. 270-272.
Abstract: The Charles Bonnet syndrome is characterized by the occurrence of visual hallucinations in elderly people, but without any mental disorders. Two clinical cases are described. An etiological and physiopathological theory is proposed, based on vascular pathology, lack of visual stimulation and a psychodynamic component.
Note: Article VC Lopez, Univ Valladolid, Dept Psiquitria, Hosp Clin, C Ramon & Cajal Sn, Valladolid 47005, Spain
Keyword(s): Charles Bonnet syndrome; visual hallucinations; visual impairment; etiology; ISOLATED VISUAL HALLUCINATIONS; BONNET,CHARLES SYNDROME; PERCEPTUAL DISORDERS; EYE DISEASE; HALLUCINOSIS; VISION