Successful Treatment of Hallucinations Associated With Sensory Impairment Using Gabapentin

Hallucinations related to sensory deprivation include visual hallucinations with visual impairment and musical hallucinations with auditory impairment. In studies of those with visual disorders, 6.3%–13% report visual hallucinations, often beginning with a sudden decrease in vision. Studies of comparison subjects undergoing visual sensory deprivation reveal that 19%–77% develop visual hallucinations, highlighting the role of sensory deprivation in the development of visual hallucinations.