Successful treatment of hallucinations associated with sensory impairment using gabapentin

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2008 Summer;20(3):364-6. doi: 10.1176/jnp.2008.20.3.364.


Sensory impairment hallucinations, such as visual hallucinations with visual loss, may not respond to traditional treatments such as antipsychotics. In this case series, the authors describe four patients with either visual or musical hallucinations associated with sensory impairment who were successfully treated with gabapentin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amines / therapeutic use*
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids / therapeutic use*
  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Gabapentin
  • Hallucinations / complications
  • Hallucinations / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Sensation Disorders / complications
  • Sensation Disorders / drug therapy*
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid / therapeutic use*


  • Amines
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids
  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
  • Gabapentin