Stockholm syndrome

a supposed condition in which the hostage develops a psychological bond with the captor

Stockholm syndrome is something that sometimes happens to people who are victims of kidnapping. In Stockholm syndrome, the victim starts feeling loyalty toward the person who kidnapped him or her and even start to have feelings for the person. It got its name from a bank robbery in Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973. There was a bank robbery where two thieves held four people as hostages. After the thieves were arrested, the hostages defended them publicly. [1]

Former Kreditbanken building in Stockholm, Sweden, the location of the 1973 Norrmalmstorg robbery (photographed in 2005)

References change

  1. Fitzpatrick, Laura (August 31, 2009). "A Brief History of Stockholm Syndrome". Time Magazine. Archived from the original on 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-03-14.