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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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I never feel like eating and it's ruining my relationship with my parents. What is wrong?

I never feel like eating and it's ruining my relationship with my parents. What is wrong?

Are you underweight?: You might have an eating disorder ; your parents may be worried about your health. I would recommend that you find out why you are never hungry ; check whether you are suffering from an eating disorder ; need therapy. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for me to not want any relationship with my parents because of them circumcising me?

Could it be bad for me to not want any relationship with my parents because of them circumcising me?

Talk to someone: Please forgive my frankness. The anticircumcision movement is full of militants, but if someone has told you that you must "hate" or "never forgive" your parents for doing what they thought was right at the time, your mind has been terribly darkened. Life's hard and lonely enough without choosing such a dreadful course of action. Please talk to someone who can teach you to love despite this. ...Read more

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What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?

What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?

Distant parents: This is difficult in 400 words. Your first learning was from your parents. You pattern you life on your past learning. You are an adult now and the consequences are choices. You can chose your behaviors and those choices will determine your feelings and how you treat others and feel about it. That determines how you feel about your self and your parents. You do have control. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is it wrong for me to not want any relationship with my parent because of circumcision?

Docs can you explain, is it wrong for me to not want any relationship with my parent because of circumcision?

It's sad: It's sad that you don't want to have a relationship with your parents. It's not right or wrong. But ask yourself why you are making this choice. Your parents had you circumcised for spiritual, cultural, or medical reasons, not to harm you. Try to understand why they made the decision from their point of view. And ask what you will gain by giving up a relationship with them. Is there another way? ...Read more

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What do you do if your certain but your parents don't like your relationship?

What do you do if your certain but your parents don't like your relationship?

Perspective taking: This is difficult for you and for your parents. If we give them the benefit of the doubt, and begin with the perspective that their desire is to protect you, a good starting point would be to have a heart to heart talk with them about their concerns. Ask them and try to look at your relationship through their eyes. You may find they have valid points, and the discussion may bring you closer. ...Read more

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I want to tell her parents I have another family, but I also do not want the relationship to diminish what should I do?

I want to tell her parents I have another family, but I also do not want the relationship to diminish what should I do?

Be honest: When it comes to serious relationships it is critical that the people involved be honest about other relationships and all other obligations. It is unfair to everyone if you are not. Part of being a mature responsible human being is to be accountable for your actions. ...Read more

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I'm coming out of a ten year lonely unsatisfying relationship and parental issues. How do I get over the guilt of leaving when he says he changed?

I'm coming out of a ten year lonely  unsatisfying relationship and parental issues.  How do I get over the guilt of leaving when he says he changed?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more

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My parents and I have bad relationship they say I can tell them anything and when I do I get yelled at & or punished and I don't trust them any help ?

My parents and I have bad relationship they say I can tell them anything and when I do I get yelled at & or punished and I don't trust them any help ?

Mixed messages: Sounds like you're hearing mixed messages. On one hand they want you to be honest & the other you are getting in trouble. Don't confuse honesty with rules though. Just b/c you're honest doesn't mean you can break rules. If you choose to break rules, great that you're honest, but expect a consequence. Lying will only make the punishment worse. Speaking to them calmly may also help them do the same. ...Read more

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Can a family therapist really help with a relationship between my parents and me?

Can a family therapist really help with a relationship between my parents and me?

Yes: But you said it yourself. They can "help" - they can't do it alone. At the best - communication can be guided so things can heal. At the worst someone experienced and skilled will be able to evaluate risk of violence and protect the members of the family. Also, they can help find alternatives that are safe if the old relationships cannot be sustained. It is worth a try! good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get over authority issues... It's ruining my relationships with my bosses professors and parents... I have no idea why I am like this.

How do I get over authority issues... It's ruining my relationships with my bosses professors and parents... I have no idea why I am like this.

Good candidate: For psychotherapy. A clinical psychologist can work with you to sort out what is going on and help you create strategies to prevent difficulties in the future. Some use a treatment called cognitive behavioral therapy. Congrats on asking this question. Peace and good health. ...Read more