TIL of Wendigo Psychosis, a psychiatric disorder found only in some native Canadian tribes. After periods of starvation, individuals believed that they were influenced by, or becoming a Wendigo (cannibalistic folk monster). Some individuals, instead of attempting to find food, actually ate people.

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>Some individuals, instead of attempting to find food, actually ate people Technically, that is finding food

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Hasn’t Wendigo psychosis been disproven as mostly pseudoscience?

Caspica

I’ll take “not at all isolated, just differently named” for $500, Alex.

Paradigm6790

It’s quite likely that the wendigo is a popular folk tale amongst them. And when placed in those extreme situations let themselves believe that they are undertaken and have an external source to blame, rather than the guilt that comes with eating another person.

wrekluz

There’s a documentary called Ravenous (1999) about this if anyone’s interested

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