A 53-year-old female asked:
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My 5 y/o repeatedly tells me that things look small. I will look the size of a mouse. Is this micropsia? What are causes? No other symptoms.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Micropsia: There is something called "alice in wonderland" syndrome, where the person experiences transient distortions of body image or visual images. It's episodic, & can cause things to look very small (micropsia) or very big. It can be a migraine equivalent (no pain necessary), or a variant of epilepsy. There are even reports of lyme disease showing up that way. You may want to consult a neurologist.
Answered on Sep 24, 2015

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