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Doctor insights on: How Is A Parent Child Relationship Different From Stockholm Syndrome

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How is a parent child relationship different from stockholm syndrome?

How is a parent child relationship different from stockholm syndrome?

Completely Different: A healthy parent-child relationship involves an adult and his/her child, whereas stockholm syndrome involves a captor and a hostage. These relationships are not only different, they are incomparable. ...Read more

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How can I improve a parent-child relationship?

How can I improve a parent-child relationship?

So many ways: It would be helpful if you provided more specifics. The age of the child is important as different suggestions for different ages. In general being honest, spending time with a child and being interested are great tools. Some children need tighter boundaries to improve the relationship. A great book is chapmans the five love languages and sequel 5 love languages of children. ...Read more

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A parenting consultant told me that time outs are terrible and cause serious damage to the parent-child relationship. Is this true?

A parenting consultant told me that time outs are terrible and cause serious damage to the parent-child relationship.  Is this true?

No: The important thing to remember about " time out" is that you are giving the child a " time out' from your attention, one minute per year of age. Ignoring your chid is the key here, not putting the child in a particular "place" ...Read more

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Is Stockholm syndrome a kind of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Is Stockholm syndrome a kind of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

That can be the case: Stockholm Syndrome is not an official DSM diagnosis. It refers to a situation where some one is kidnapped or abducted and ultimately identifies with their captor and takes on their values . After such a situation therapy is usually very helpful. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of getting Stockholm syndrome?

Who is at risk of getting Stockholm syndrome?

Prisoners: People being held hostage or prisoner. It can also occur to people who are being abused. It usually occurs in psychologically traumatic situations and is characterized by the victim being overly concerned for the well being of their captor or abuser and even sympathizing with them. The symptoms can continue even after the victim is freed from the situation. ...Read more

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How did Stockholm syndrome get its name?

Stockholm syndrome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome

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Are there ways to treat or cure Stockholm syndrome?

Are there ways to treat or cure Stockholm syndrome?

Yes: This would usually involve psychotherapy , A person who has this condition has obviously been threw great emotional turmoil and should have the opportunity to work with a therapist. ...Read more

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What is Stockholm syndrome?

What is Stockholm syndrome?

Victim/Perpetrator: It was originally used to describe the psychological phenomenon in which hostages express sympathy towards their captors. It has been generalized to include when victims of abuse develop emotional ties and sympathy to their abuser. An example is spousal abuse were the victim returns to and defends the abuser. It is serious and if anyone suspects it, please get help! ...Read more

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How is Stockholm syndrome diagnosed?

Stockholm: By initially noticing the victim being sympathetic toward his/her captors, AKA identification with the aggressor. ...Read more

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