Symtpoms of the Alice in Wonderland syndrome


You are here in the sub-theme Symptoms of Alice in Wonderland syndrome. For general information, see Alice in Wonderland syndrome. People with Alice in Wonderland syndrome perceive their surroundings as either larger or smaller than they actually are.

In addition, there is an altered perception of the senses of hearing and touch. The feeling for time is completely lost. Children are more often affected by Alice in Wonderland syndrome than adults.

The degree of severity is also different. In children the attacks are longer and usually proceed as follows: In adults the attacks can also be painless. On the other hand, accompanying symptoms are more pronounced:

  • Termination of current employment
  • Retreat
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Sensitivity of light, odours and noise
  • Swindle
  • Pallor
  • Confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Sensitivity of light, odours and noise
  • Neurological deficits with hallucinations

The diagnosis is made by the doctor on the basis of the underlying disease (e.g. migraine) and the symptoms that have occurred in the patient as a result.