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Alice in Wonderland Syndrome Psych Presentation

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Alex Gutierrez

on 11 April 2013

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Alice In Wonderland Syndrome
by: Alex Gutierrez-Rivera
Per.3 Psychology Presentation To Sum Everything Up What is Alice in Wonderland Syndrome Diagnosis, Treatment, & Prognosis Signs and symptoms Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a disorienting neurological condition that affects human perception.
Sufferers may experience micropsia, macropsia, or size distortion
A temporary condition
Common in childhood
Can be caused by abnormal amounts of electrical activity The AIWS involves a change in perception as opposed to a malfunction of the eyes themselves.
AIWS affects the sufferer's sense of vision, sensation, touch, and hearing, as well as one's own body image.
Altered body image
Distortions of the size or shape of objects.
Causes and/or signs of association with the syndrome are migraines, use of hallucinogenic drugs, and infectious mononucleosis. AIWS is a disturbance of perception rather than a specific physiological change to the body's systems.
Another symptom of AIWS is sound distortion
Treatment is the same as that for other migraine prophylaxis
Strict adherence to the migraine diet
Chronic Alice In Wonderland Syndrome is untreatable and must wear itself out.
Whatever the cause, the distortions can recur several times a day and may take some time to abate.
The sufferer can become alarmed, frightened, even panic-stricken
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