Stockholm Syndrome Category

Nick Child, B.Sc., MBChB, MRCPsych, M.Phil.

Nick passionately believes that the best way for the world to become aware, to educate children, adults and professionals, and to prevent and stop all kinds of undue influence, in and outside of families, is to team up together against them all.  He has also found plenty of rich learning to transfer across from one […]

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Does grooming facilitate the development of Stockholm syndrome? The social work practice implications

This article focuses on the problem of risk instrumentalism in social work and the way it can erode the relationship-based nature of practice and with it, the kinds of critical reflexivity required for remedial interventions to keep children safe. METHOD: By exploring the relationship between the process of grooming and the condition known as Stockholm […]

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Stockholm syndrome and CSA

This article, based on an analysis of unstructured interviews, identifies that the emotional bond between survivors of child sexual abuse and the people who perpetrated the abuse against them is similar to that of the powerful bi-directional relationship central to Stockholm Syndrome as described by Graham (1994). Aspects of Stockholm Syndrome could be identified in […]

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Stockholm Syndrome and Trauma Bonds

They say that when you get burned by fire you don’t put your hand in the hot oven again. But that’s not necessarily the case. Sometimes, it’s the fact of being burned that emotionally bonds you to an abuser. In fact, studies show that emotional abuse intermixed with small acts of kindness can bond some […]

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trauma bonding and stockholm syndrome — and those who are caught in it.

© The Medical Intuitive Blog by Healing Elaine®: Bridging the Gap Between Medical & Spiritual™ trauma bonding and stockholm syndrome — and those who are caught in it. Source: trauma bonding and stockholm syndrome — and those who are caught in it.

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The comparison of parental alienation to the “Stockholm syndrome”

Ludwig.F. Lowenstein Ph.D Southern England Psychological Services 2006 What follows is in great part fact and what is not fact is based on supposition and psychological assessment of how the Stockholm Syndrome develops and how it has worked in the case of Natascha Kampusch recently reported in the press. She was abducted and kept in […]

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THE CHARACTERISTICS OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROME It may be easier to understand Stockholm syndrome as an actual survival strategy for victims. This is because it seems to increase victims’ chances of survival and is believed to be a necessary tactic for defending psychologically and physically against experiencing an abusive, toxic, and controlling relationship. Stockholm syndrome is often found in […]

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The term ‘Trauma Bond’ is also known as Stockholm Syndrome

Conditions necessary for trauma bonding to occur include: To be threatened with, and to believe, that there is real danger Harsh treatment interspersed with very small kindnesses Isolation from other people’s perspectives A belief that there is no escape The symptoms of trauma bonding can manifest: Negative feelings for potential rescuers Support of abusers reasons […]

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Stockholm Syndrome and Regular Old Abuse – Abuse

This sort of “Stockholm Syndrome” is certainly not limited to 8-year captives. Instead, clinicians see it every day when treating abuse victims. When a person’s one shot at belonging (whether actual or perceived, it makes no difference) is to identify with an abusive family or spouse (or captor as the case may be), that is […]

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Difference Between Parent Alienation and Stockholm Syndrome

How does one make a clear distinction between ‘Parental Alienation Syndrome’, ‘Stockhom Syndrome’, and just a result of (emotional) domestic violence??? (Although I believe this is not isolated to only ’emotional’…as I have found going over my marriage of ‘social, financial and sexual’ abuse…although it seems subtle). Those that I speak to that understand domestic […]

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