The most infamous cases of Stockholm syndrome
These stories are truly disturbing
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Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response, typically displayed in victims of kidnapping, hostage situations, and abuse. Experiencing an undoubtedly traumatic situation, the captive begins to identify closely with his or her captor(s), as well as with their agenda and demands. And while Stockholm syndrome is still being heavily studied, most psychologists and medical professionals agree that it's an emotional and behavioral coping mechanism developed by the victim to survive the trauma they're going through.
That said, there have been a number of infamous examples of Stockholm syndrome. Click on for some of the most disturbing cases ever recorded.
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