Donepezil in the treatment of musical hallucinations
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2007
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 61, Issue 2, pages 190–192, April 2007
How to Cite
UKAI, S., YAMAMOTO, M., TANAKA, M., SHINOSAKI, K. and TAKEDA, M. (2007), Donepezil in the treatment of musical hallucinations. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 61: 190–192. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2007.01636.x
- Issue published online: 14 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 14 MAR 2007
- Received 28 April 2006; revised 16 October 2006; accepted 21 October 2006.
- musical hallucinations;
Abstract Musical hallucinations (MH) typically occur among elderly individuals and are associated with hearing impairment. The authors describe a patient with features of typical MH who was successfully treated with donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor, as a combination therapy and who has not shown any subsequent cognitive decline for approximately 5 years. The efficacy of donepezil in this patient indicates that age-dependent dysfunction of cholinergic neurons might be related to the development of MH.