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Stockholm syndrome is the name given to the psychological phenomenon wherein, after enough time in captivity, hostages begin to identify more with their captor(s) and less with their life before captivity. The term "Stockholm syndrome" was first used to describe the events of a six-day hostage situation that followed a bungled bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. By the time they were released, the hostages sympathized with and defended the robbers.
Cult members and others who have been brainwashed also exhibit many of the traits of Stockholm syndrome. Their ability to parrot dogma and talking points combined with their inability to accept any facts that contradict their worldview are telltale signs that one has been indoctrinated while in captivity.