9. Alice In Wonderland Syndrome

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Alice in Wonderland syndrome is surely one of the most disturbing disorders on our list – so called because the patients brain will not perceive the input from their eyes in a normal way. Thus, they will think that objects that they see expand and contract (including other people, of course – the brain will not discriminate). Just imagine how confusing and frightening this would be, your entire existence would have no consistency and it would be impossible to make sense of the world. It’s no surprise that sufferers will sadly often suffer from a psychotic breakdown.

The syndrome is most common in people who have a prior history of migraine or epilepsy. Treatment can vary but fortunately, like epilepsy, patients can eventually grow out of it.