Talk:Stockholm syndrome

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The history and legitimacy (or lack thereof) is fascinating. If I ever remember to edit this article, I should probably do it.
RSamys (bla) 12:14, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

To what extent do this 'syndrome' and groupthink interrelate? Anna Livia (talk) 14:33, 22 April 2020 (UTC)


The origin of this term is interesting and quite terrible. The Wikipedia entry tells how the the term was coined by a psychiatrist to basically dismiss the criticism that he had gotten from one of the hostages for carelessly endangering their lives, saying that as events unfolded, the police in fact showed less interest in the hostages' lives than the hostage takers who at one point went out of their way to get the hostages out of the line of fire. I can't say I blame the hostages for not wanting to testify in favor of police after those events. It seriously makes me wonder if all alleged cases of "Stockholm Syndrome" rest on an equally shaky foundation once put to further scrutiny. I don't really have the time to create an edit but I think perhaps someone should look into how firm the foundation of this so called syndrome actually is. Thriveth (talk) 10:00, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Interesting. The article definitely needs a lot of expansion, and a more skeptical approach. --Annanoon (talk) 11:42, 7 June 2021 (UTC)