Stockholm syndrome

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Stockholm syndrome

Stockholm syndrome is a psychological condition in which hostages become emotionally attached to their captor. People who experience Stockholm syndrome may identify with the captor, have positive feelings towards him or her, and defend him or her after being set free. Stockholm syndrome may also develop in cases where the victim is not a hostage. For example, victims of intimate partner violence may experience symptoms of Stockholm syndrome by connecting to their abusive mate.

Stockholm syndrome is not a diagnosis, but a coping strategy of victims of traumatic events. Someone experiencing Stockholm syndrome would likely be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and would receive similar treatments including short-term medication and more long-term psychotherapy. If you or someone you know may be suffering from Stockholm syndrome or PTSD, talk to your psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist about the most current treatment options. Support groups are also available to help connect you with others living with Stockholm syndrome.

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The terms "Stockholm syndrome" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Differences between patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and with chronic fatigue at an infectious disease clinic in Stockholm, Sweden.
 

Author(s): Birgitta Evengård, Eva Jonzon, Anneli Sandberg, Töres Theorell, Gudrun Lindh

Journal: Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci.. 2003 Aug;57(4):361-8.

 

Background data were collected from patients presenting with fatigue at the clinic of infectious diseases at Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm. The main purpose was to look for differences as to demographic and functional status for patients fulfilling criteria for chronic fatigue ...

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2003

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The Stockholm Workshop scale for the classification of cold-induced Raynaud's phenomenon in the hand-arm vibration syndrome (revision of the Taylor-Pelmear scale).
 

Author(s): G Gemne, I Pyykkö, W Taylor, P L Pelmear

Journal: Scand J Work Environ Health. 1987 Aug;13(4):275-8.

 

On the basis of experience accumulated over the past few years, a revision has been made in the currently used Taylor-Pelmear scale for the staging of Raynaud's phenomenon in persons exposed to vibration from hand-held tools, while retaining as much as possible of the well-established ...

Last Updated: 29 Feb 1988

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Symptomatology and diagnostic methods in the hand-arm vibration syndrome. Stockholm, 21-23 May 1986.
 

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Journal: Scand J Work Environ Health. 1987 Aug;13(4):271-388.

 

Last Updated: 29 Feb 1988

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