How Lewis Carroll’s Alice Inspired A Mental Disorder where everything seems out of proportions

Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland had the protagonist Alice sojourning through a magical Wonderland.

During the journey, she ‘shrinks’ or ‘gigantically  grows up’, thanks to magic mushrooms. 

She also experiences shifting worlds as she travels through doors, chimneys, and rabbit holes. 

Alice’s ‘world’ was considered a work of fiction till 1955.  Dr. John Todd, a British psychiatrist, discovered that  some of his mentally ill patients at High Royds Hospital

suffered from a distortion of  perception, loss of time and touch, hallucinations, and headaches. From his observations, he minted this as the Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS).

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