Do you hear of the Switzerland syndrome?

  1. Someone says ¡° Switzerland syndrome¡± in Chinese. I don¡-t know what it means. Do you hear of the Switzerland syndrome?
    Last edit by a-rose on Feb 7, '02
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  3. by   P_RN
    I have heard the Stockholm Syndrome.

    Hostages afer several days believe their captors are good people because they did not kill or injure the hostages. Some hostages will even provide money for lawyers.

    I have not heard Switzerland syndrome.
  4. by   a-rose
    Can you talk more about the Stockholm Syndrome?
  5. by   dawngloves
    I don't know if you have heard of Patty Hearst. She was the daughter of a very wealthy man and she was kidnapped. They had her help them rob banks. She helped them because she said they treated her well and did not hurt her. Even after she was rescued she said they were good people.
    I hope this helps you.
  6. by   Mattsonj1
    It's actually called the "Stockholm Syndrome". Bascially the victim falls in love with the capturor. It's frequently seen in abusive women. Ann Rule wrote an excellent book and true story called Possession.
  7. by   prn nurse
    ""Stockholm Syndrome"". Wouldn't you think it would be called the Hearst Syndrome or L.A. Syndrome? I mean, isn't Stockholm where they give the Nobel Awards every year or two? Who would ever identify with their kidnappers in Stockholm? They probably don't even have that word in their language. Curious, isn't it?
  8. by   P_RN
    Actually it did happen in Stockholm. There was a bank robbery that went bad. When it was all over the hostages actually raised money to pay the robbers legal fees.

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