Inuit

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As I was saying before I was cut off --

The Inuit (you may know and love them as Eskimos, though that's generally considered derogatory expression that suggests Inuit-speaking peoples are base eaters of raw flesh) suffer from a panic disorder peculiar to them called kayak angst. Essentially, walrus hunters indigenous to the Arctic spend days at a time, alone and adrift in calm northern waters searching for prey.This can get a bit isolating and it freaks the Inuit out.