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Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

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Alberto Fedeli

on 16 August 2013

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Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome What is it? Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a disorienting condition that affects one’s perception. AIWS is a neurological disorder that disturbs signals that are sent from the eyes to the brain, thereby causing a subsequent distortion in perception.
Tactile Alice in Wonderland Syndrome was described by John Todd. C. W. Lippman becomes the first person to document his experiences with AIWS, but never took it farther then that. Todd dubs the disease "Alice in Wonderland Syndrome", after Lewis Carroll's book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 1865 1955 1952 English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll publishes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland History Alice Pleasance Alteration of visual perception Distorted sound perception. Distorted touch perception Alice in Wonderland Syndrome Facts about the Alice in Wonderland Syndrome are still quite ambiguous; actually, not many physicians know about the disorder. Psychoactive drugs Causes: Typical migraine (an aura, visual derangements, hemi-cranial headache, nausea and vomiting) is an important cause and associated feature of AIWS. Brain tumors Temporal lobe epilepsy Childhood to early or late 20s Treatment Alice in Wonderland Syndrome has no proven, effective treatment, but treatment programs for the probable causes of the condition are employed to bring about relief. Doctors advocate joining support or discussion groups; they help patients comprehend their problem, communicate experiences with other sufferers, and tackle the condition a lot better. Chronic cases of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome are untreatable and must wear out, eventually. In general, the treatment plan consists of giving migraine prophylaxis, (anticonvulsants, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers and beta blockers). Following a migraine diet regimen affords immense too. By Gabi Gaujean Alberto Fedeli Acknowledgments: Disney Enterprises lnc. Works Cited:


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