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How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc.
Answered on Sep 6, 2019

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