Complex hallucinations and panic attacks in a 13-year-old with migraines: the alice in wonderland syndrome

Innov Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jan;10(1):30-2.


This case report describes a 13-year-old girl whose family requested a referral from the pediatrician for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in order to understand her recent onset of bizarre behavior. On assessment, she was found to have episodes of complex audiovisual hallucinations and panic attacks with intervals of complete recovery associated with episodes of migraine headaches. The "Alice in Wonderland Syndrome," which is intimately associated with migraine and epilepsy, as well as a number of other neurological conditions, could explain her episodic neurobehavioral disturbance.

Keywords: Alice in wonderland syndrome; complex hallucinations; migraine; panic attacks.

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