Tahiti Syndrome was a 20th century expression used to describe a desire common among stressed-out leaders such as starship captains; the longing for a remote, beautiful, and idyllic environment into which they could escape.

In 2268, Leonard McCoy diagnosed James T. Kirk's initial reaction to Amerind as a case of Tahiti Syndrome. Kirk seemed to have heard of the term before, and mulled over it for a moment before deciding to continue with their mission, after a closer look at the Preservers obelisk, of course. (TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome")

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