Today, the Wendigo name lends itself to a disorder: Wendigo psychosis. Those suffering experience an insatiable craving for human flesh, despite the availability of food. No worries though, this mental disorder was most common within Algonquian tribes prior to their urbanization. And supposedly, it only afflicts those who have consumed human flesh in the past. Wendigo psychosis also involves an intense fear of turning into a cannibal. So those Native Americans who recognized the symptoms in themselves often requested to be executed before they could inflict harm on those around them. Though it's uncommon today, Wendigo psychosis is still cited as one of the strangest and most terrifying mental problems. But quite frankly, the myth of the Wendigo is both culturally taboo and hair-raising, making the disorder's name choice a fitting one.