Lilliputian Hallucination-An Exceptional Psychiatric Symptom

Authors

  • Dipankar Maiti
  • Nethravathi. V

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i4.18535

Keywords:

Alice in Wonderland syndrome, Todd’s syndrome,dysmetropsia,temporal lobe epilepsy, Epstein-Bar virus

Abstract

As in normal cases in Psychiatry we have seen so many types of hallucination like tactile, auditory, visual, gustatory. But in
this review article reader will get to know about a very rare &and unique type or category of hallucination i.e., Lilliputian
Hallucinations. The AIWS is a clinical presentation of distorted body images and/or objects surrounding the subject
experiencing the syndrome. Several medical conditions have been accompanying to this unique type of hallucinatory
disease condition, the exact cause of which is yet unknown. AIWS can also be described as a set of symptoms with
alteration of body image. An amendment of visual perception is found in that way that the sizes of body parts or sizes
of external objects are professederroneously. The causes may be epilepsy, stroke, brain tumor, Head trauma, Migraines,
Infection etc. The exact treatment modality is still not unknown.The finest way to treat this condition is simply by helping
the patient become more comfortable. For example, if the problem is caused by migraines, the treatment of the migraine
itself may be the best way to assuage Alice in Wonderland Syndrome symptoms.

Author Biographies

Dipankar Maiti

Nursing Tutor, Sushrutha College of Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India

Nethravathi. V

Principal, Sushrutha College of Nursing, Department of Obstetrics & gynaecological Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of HealthSciences, Karnataka, India

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Published

2022-10-10

How to Cite

Dipankar Maiti, & Nethravathi. V. (2022). Lilliputian Hallucination-An Exceptional Psychiatric Symptom. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(4), 74–79. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i4.18535