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6 Chilling Cases of Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm syndrome is as tragic as it is complex. Victims suffer both the physical abuse of imprisonment and the severe emotional manipulation that locks them in place.

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6. Shawn Hornbeck

5. Patty Hearst

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  • Security footage of Patty Hearst. 

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4. Mary McElroy

3. Elizabeth Smart

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2. Colleen Stan

1. Natascha Kampusch

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  • Wolfgang Přiklopil’s house.

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