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  1. Alice in wonderland syndrome… By Courtney Smith 10 orange

  2. What is it? Alice in wonderland syndrome (AIWS) is a mental illness. This disease causes you to see something smaller or bigger than what it should be. For example in a room you would feel like the walls were right next to you or closing in on you or you might see a bird and you may see it a lot bigger than what it is meant to be.

  3. Symptoms • Altered body image • Seeing the size of objects inaccurately • Migraines • Loosing a sense of time; time may seem to move extremely quickly or very slowly • Hallucinations or misinterpreting situations • Vision becomes warped

  4. What causes it? • Brain tumours can result in temporary AIWS • Using some illegal drugs • If you have some form of epilepsy it can contribute to AIWS • It is most common in children

  5. How to treat it • Most cases of AIWS cant be cured and have to wear out eventually • Doctors say that communicating with others that have the disease can help you understand your condition and fight it better

  6. How many people have it Only a small number of people in the world suffer from this illness but no one has a certain number of people. It is an illness that is more common in women.

  7. Bibliography http://www.aliceinwonderlandsyndrome.net/ http://www.aiws.info/introduction Google Images