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Friday, January 27, 2012

Culture bound syndromes - Wendigo psychosis

Wendigo psychosis is a mental disorder where a person intensely craves human flesh and thinks they are turning into a cannibal despite an abundance of food available. This was mainly present in specific Aboriginal communities.

Click the link above to see a brief video about cannibalism and a subsequent explanation of Wendigo psychosis. Dr. Volkan, professor of psychology, gives an explanation about the disorder briefly at 2 mins.

The following is part 2 of a series which Deb started a while back

It features a brief description of 17 different Culture- bound disorders

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