Meet the most famous victims of Stockholm syndrome

Disturbing cases of victims who become attached to their captors

Stars Insider

19/09/23 | StarsInsider


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 their 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.

There have been a number of high-profile examples of Stockholm syndrome stemming from famous kidnappings, terrorist attacks, and bank robberies. Click on for some of the most disturbing cases ever recorded.

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