Scientific article

Les hallucinations musicales du sujet âgé

ContributorsAssal, Frédéric
Published inRevue médicale de la Suisse romande, vol. 123, no. 1, p. 41-44
Publication date2003

Musical hallucinations (MH) are probably more frequent in the elderly than those reported in the literature. We will illustrate the clinical findings of MH with 3 personal cases. The differential diagnosis and the diagnostic tools relevant in clinical practice will be presented as well as the pathogenesis of deafferentiation-induced MH. MH can be considered as a phenomenon of neuronal plasticity and also serve as a model to understand neuronal networks involved in mental representation of music and hallucinations in general.

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Hallucinations/diagnosis/physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Music
Citation (ISO format)
ASSAL, Frédéric. Les hallucinations musicales du sujet âgé. In: Revue médicale de la Suisse romande, 2003, vol. 123, n° 1, p. 41–44.
ISSN of the journal0035-3655

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