ALICE IN WONDERLAND SYNDROME?
Patterned on Lewis Carrol’s book “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland”, the Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) - coined 1955 by English psychiatrist John Todd - is a disorienting neurological health issue causing perceptual disturbances. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
In 1955, the English psychiatrist John Todd coined the term Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) – also named “Todd’s Syndrome” today. Based on the famous book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.
What stands behind of AIWS from a medical point of view?
In fact, it is the neurological key term for a situation where somebody may experience perceptual disturbances which can affect this person’s
TYPES OF AIWS - SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
Although this syndrome is usually related to young people, it still occurs in all age groups.
Thereby, we differ between 3 main types of AIWS depending on the respective perceptual disorder:
Based on international research at, inter alia,
While category “A” includes people who feel as though their body parts are changing size, category “B” is causing more visual distortions of the surrounding environment, such as
* micropsia, where the respective person is seeing objects smaller than their actual size;
Category “C” applies for people feeling that their own body and/or other persons or stuff around them is changing.
Related to certain symptoms including, inter alia
Thereby, AIWS may be caused by certain diseases such as, inter alia,
With migraines and Epstein-Barr virus infections being the most common AIWS causes.
However, also brain tumors may cause AIWS at least temporarily, according to research at the Medical and Finance Center in Gronau, Germany
IN A NUTSHELL
Patterned on Lewis Carrol’s book “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland”, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) is a neurological health issue. Causing perceptual disturbances as how the brain may perceive things, changing temporarily. Coined 1955 by the English psychiatrist John Todd (therefore, AIWS is also known by the term “Todd’s Syndrome”).
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