Is Alice in Wonderland syndrome a psychological disorder?


Yes, Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS) is considered a neurological and psychological disorder that affects perception. It is also known as Todd’s syndrome or Lilliputian hallucinations. Individuals with AIWS may experience distortions of visual perception, such as seeing objects as larger or smaller than they actually are, feeling as if their body parts are changing size or shape, and perceiving changes in their sense of time. These experiences can be very distressing and disruptive to daily life. While the exact cause of AIWS is not fully understood, it is thought to be related to changes in the brain’s processing of sensory information. AIWS can occur as a symptom of several different conditions, including migraines, epilepsy, and infectious diseases.

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