Year : 1996  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 265--268

Management of Charles Bonnet Syndrome in the Elderly


Sandanandan K.E. Unni1, M Venugopal2, Suparna Gupta3, Sudha R Rani4, DK Patro5 
1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post - graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India
2 Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post - graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India
3 Senior Resident in Radiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post - graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India
4 Junior Resident in Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post - graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India
5 Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Post - graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandanandan K.E. Unni
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post - graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006
India

The case of an 82 year old lady who suffered from vivid episodic complex visual pseudohallucination is presented. The alleviation of symptoms with carbamazepine monotherapy is highlighted. Correction of visual defect as another aspect of the management of Charles Bonnet syndrome in elderly patients is recommended.


How to cite this article:
Unni SK, Venugopal M, Gupta S, Rani SR, Patro D K. Management of Charles Bonnet Syndrome in the Elderly.Indian J Psychiatry 1996;38:265-268


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Unni SK, Venugopal M, Gupta S, Rani SR, Patro D K. Management of Charles Bonnet Syndrome in the Elderly. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];38:265-268
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