Charles Bonnet Syndrome Analysis

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a form of visual hallucination. Although it is not quite a known disorder worldwide, it affects many people. One may have normal cognition and no psychological ailment but still be diagnosed with Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Also, contrary to popular belief, it is not merely the imagination of the individual affected. Yeager (2013) stated that during the hallucination, insight is still intact; the individual registers that the hallucinations are not real. Patients who have experienced Charles Bonnet Syndrome claim to see movie-like aesthetics. The visuals were in superb detail, incredibly vivid and clear, according to Yaccoub & Ferrucci (2011). According to Yeager (2013), Charles Bonnet Syndrome is rooted from visual impairment. Despite an individual’s impairment, Charles Bonnet Syndrome projects clear imagery in its visuals. Persons diagnosed with CBS may see images clearer than their vision and colors more vibrant than reality. (Yeager, 2013) The hallucinations also come at a varied frequency. Even though it was discovered back in 1760, Charles…show more content…
Typically, these visual hallucinations are not dangerous in nature, and do not cause any anxiety to the individual. (Yaccoub & Ferrucci, 2011) However, doctors claim that they still encounter reluctant patients (who were diagnosed with CBS) for fear that experiencing hallucinations is automatically tantamount to them being psychotic. Again, it comes into the picture that the society is still lacking awareness of the syndrome. It is with the society prevalence of the mental illnesses stigma that elders who are potential CBS patients fail to go to the doctor at the first exhibit of their hallucinations. Without a Swiss naturalist, named Charles Bonnet, back in 1760, we wouldn’t have discovered CBS. It is also thanks to his grandfather, Charles Lullin, who first exhibited the symptoms of

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