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Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

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Andrea Damm

on 17 June 2014

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Transcript of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Chronic cases of Alice in Wonderland Sydrome will eventually wear itself out and go away. The treatments will not work. Some doctors recommend going to counciling or therapy.
Video to wrap your mind around it.
*Not intended for copyright. Power point presentation only. Cited from you tube.
What causes AIWS & who does it affect?:
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a sensory processing and neurological disorder that disturbs signals that are sent from the person's eyes to the brain.This causes distortion in visual, auditory, and tactile perception.
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is used to describe a group of symptoms that are associated with migraines and epilepsy.
In 1955 John Todd ( A British Psychiatrist) interviewed seven patients who suffered from Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. They explained how it feels and what their symptoms are/were. Since the symptoms are different for everybody.
These are some of the feelings they told him about: One patient said they feel as if they have a "Tweedledee or Tweedledum feeling". Another patient said they feel as if they were " One foot tall". Another quote. " I get tired from pulling my head down from the ceiling. My head feels like a balloon". These patients felt like they were either to small, to large, individual parts of their bodies were larger or smaller than other parts, they were bigger or smaller than surrounding objects, they were splitting in half, and that they became excessively short and wide or extremely tall.
The cause of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is abnormal amounts of electrical activity which causes abnormal flow in parts of the brain that processes visual perception and texture. (Parietal lobe and Occipital lobe).
How you get Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is mind blowing.. AIWS gets into your body by migraines, headaches, intoxication from hallucinogens, brain tumors, contraction of the Epstein-Barr Virus, temporal lobe epilepsy, or just viruses.
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is found in children and people up until their late twenties. Alice in Wonderland Syndrome usually get's milder the older you get. It can happen to people first thing in the morning, late at night, and some people even experience it throughout the day. It can last up to twenty minutes. Some people get it once a week, once a day,many times a day. It just depends on the person. Alice in Wonderland Syndrome can also be carried down by genetics.
There is no cure for Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, it has no proven treatment, and many Doctors still don't know about it. There hasn't been a lot of research made on it. More people than we know have it they are just to embarrassed or afraid to go to a Doctor or confide in people because they don't want people to think that they are crazy.
There is no cure. However, there are treatment plans that can help you keep your sanity. They include migraine prophylaxis, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers and beta blockers. They also have a diet plan you can follow.
Major years for Alice in Wonderland Syndrome:
English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson using the fake name "Lewis Carrol" Publishes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It has been said in journal entries that Lewis Carrol had suffered from Alice in Wonderland Sydrome and based this book off of it. Many people including himself rarely ever speak of it because they don't want people to think that they are crazy. Now that this has been discovered more people are more willing to go to a doctor and get it diagnosed.
C.W. Lippman was the first person to publically document his experiences with Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. He never took it any farther than that.
This year there was a breakthrough made with Alice in Wonderland Sydrome. John Todd was the first to describe this and document it in a journal entry.
Works Cited

Brumm, Kathleen, BA, Matthew Walenski, PhD, Frank Haist, PhD, Shira L. Robbins, MD, David B. Granet, MD, and Tracy Love, PhD. "Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of a Childwith Alice in Wonderland Syndrome during an Episode of Micropsia." N.p., Aug. 2010. Web. May 2014.

Evans, Randolph W., MD, and Loren A. Rolak, MD. "The Alice in Wonderland Syndrome." Expert Opinion: The Alice in Wonderland Syndrome., n.d. Web. May 2014.

Fine, Edward J. "The Alice in Wonderland Syndrome." University Neurology Service and The Jacobs Neurological Institute, Department of Neurology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo General Medical Center., 2013. Web. May 2014.

Liu, Alessandra M., MD, Jonathan G. Liu, MD, Geraldine W. Liu, MD, and ALM Grant T. Liu, MD. "Alice in Wonderland Syndrome: Presenting and Follow-up Characteistics." N.p., 5 Apr. 2014. Web. May 2013.
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