‘Stockholm syndrome’: psychiatric diagnosis or urban myth?

@article{Namnyak2008StockholmSP,
  title={‘Stockholm syndrome’: psychiatric diagnosis or urban myth?},
  author={M. Namnyak and N. Tufton and R. Sz{\'e}kely and M. Toal and S. Worboys and E. Sampson},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2008},
  volume={117}
}
Objective:  ‘Stockholm syndrome’ is a term used to describe the positive bond some kidnap victims develop with their captor. High‐profile cases are reported by the media although the diagnosis is not described in any international classification system. Here we review the evidence base on ‘Stockholm syndrome’. 
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