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Alice in Wonderland Syndrome


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    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

    Alice in Wonderland syndrome

    Alternative Names

    Alice in Wonderland syndrome, (AIWS), Todd's syndrome

    What is Alice in Wonderland syndrome

    Alice in Wonderland syndrome is a disorienting neurological condition characterizing by micropsia or size distortion of other sensory modalities.

    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome-aiws.jpeg



    Signs and symptoms

    The most prominent and often most disturbing symptom is that of altered body image: the sufferer will find that he is confused as to the size and shape of some parts of his body.
    The eyes themselves are normal, but the person with AIWS 'sees' objects with the wrong size or shape or finds that perspective is incorrect (e.g., people, cars, buildings, etc., look smaller or larger than they should be).

    Similar to the lack of spatial perspective the sufferer also loses a sense of time that leads to a distorted sense of velocity since one is missing the two most important parts of the equation (e.g., one could be inching along ever so slowly in reality yet it would seem as if one were sprinting uncontrollably along a moving walkway leading to severe, overwhelming disorientation).

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    Re: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

    Possible complications

    • hallucinations
    • loss of limb control and general discoordination
    • memory loss, lingering touch and sound sensations and emotional experiences



    What causes

    The most important causes of this disorder are:

    • migraines
    • brain tumors
    • the use of psychoactive drugs
    • Epstein-Barr Virus



    Prevention

    Alice in Wonderland syndrome can't be prevented, but the scientists still work over this problem.


    Treatment

    Treatment is the same as that for other migraine prophylaxis: anticonvulsants, antidepressants, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers along with strict adherence to the migraine diet. Chronic Alice In Wonderland Syndrome is untreatable and must wear itself out. Rest is the prime treatment, but another effective therapy is to join support groups to share experiences and to know that you are not alone

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