Unbelievable: Cannibalism Can Be Addictive, Says Expert

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Horrendous. Inhumane. Alarming. These are words that come to mind when you hear about people eating the flesh of another man or woman. Cannibalism is flat out terrifying!

Several brutal crimes allegedly involvingface biting, dismemberment and cannibalism have recently offered a chilling reminder that real life can be as bizarre as fiction — even a horror film.

Trying to explain the psychology behind cannibalism can be even scarier.

Karen Hylen, the primary therapist atSummit Malibu Treatment Center in California, said that, while people have historically resorted to cannibalism for survival or religious reasons, modern interpretations of cannibalism focus on questions of addiction or mental illness. READ MORE.

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