Alice in Wonderland syndrome

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What is Alice in Wonderland syndrome?

Alice in Wonderland syndrome is a disorder affecting visual, spatial, and tactile perception. Symptoms include: enlargement, minimization, or distortion of objects; movement of objects; acceleration of time; and odd sensations. This condition continues to be a topic of medical controversy.

Common symptoms reported by people with Alice in Wonderland syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Alice in Wonderland syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Alice in Wonderland syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Alice in Wonderland syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
calming sleepiness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty falling asleep hypomania 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
crying
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
auditory hallucinations derealization 6 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Alice in Wonderland syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Alice in Wonderland syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 6
40s 4
50s 0
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 14

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from Alice in Wonderland syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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