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Name  Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS)
Related to/Also known as 

Todd Syndrome

Migraine, Migraine aura
Epilepsy
Brain Tumour

Symptoms of AIWS

"Case reports illustrate a cluster of related symptoms. Most often, a perception of becoming physically smaller or physically larger in comparison to surroundings is the central detail. However, there may be an impression that a person's surroundings are growing or shrinking rather than the person himself. Other narratives include distortions in visual awareness, including the sense that fixed surroundings are moving."

Source: Neurology Times, August 2016)
https://tinyurl.com/yydl7mbu

Useful national contacts The Migraine Trust (Migraine Action has merged with the Migraine Trust)
Tel: 020 7631 6970
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Children & young people Alice in Wonderland syndrome: A rare neurological manifestation with microscopy in a 6-year-old child (U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health)
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Online AIWS resources

The Alice in Wonderland syndrome (PubMed)
Link opens in new window www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10767914

"I have Alice in Wonderland syndrome" (The Guardian newspaper, 2008)
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Syndrome: Tumbling into Wonderland (BlueSci: Cambridge University Science Magazine, March 2017)
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OurAIWS resources

The library at the Brain Charity has a range of resources on Alice in Wonderland Syndrome  (AIWS) and on a wide range of disability related issues.

Visit our library to read our copy of the Brain and Spine Foundation's booklet on Migraine, which includes information on Migraine Aura.