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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Auditory Hallucinations in Charles Bonnet Syndrome: A Case Report

Prashant Chaudhari

Keywords : Atypical, Charles Bonnet syndrome, Hallucinations, Olanzapine

Citation Information : Chaudhari P. Auditory Hallucinations in Charles Bonnet Syndrome: A Case Report. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2021; 15 (1):47-48.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0077

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a common occurrence of visual hallucinations in the elderly with visual impairment. It is generally benign and is managed supportively and non-pharmacologically with interventions to restore vision. In its atypical form, it also has hallucinations in other modalities. We report here a case of atypical CBS in a 56-year-old man with bilateral vision loss due to an old injury in one eye and the mature cataract in another eye. The patient responded well to olanzapine.

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