‘Stockholm syndrome’: psychiatric diagnosis or urban myth?

@article{Namnyak2007StockholmSP,
  title={‘Stockholm syndrome’: psychiatric diagnosis or urban myth?},
  author={Mary Namnyak and Nicola Tufton and Robert Szekely and Margaret Toal and Sarah Worboys and Elizabeth L. Sampson},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2007},
  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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