Stockholm syndromeStockholm syndrome
Origin of Stockholm syndromeafter Stockholm, site of a 1973 bank robbery in which the hostages reacted in this way
Origin of Stockholm syndromeAfter Stockholm where a hostage in a 1973 bank robbery became romantically attached to one of her captors
Named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28, 1973. Coined by criminologist and psychiatrist Nils Bejerot.