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    this highly unusual disorder are very clearly shown by Belle, the main character of the film. Before Belle can be diagnosed with Stockholm Syndrome, one should have a clear understanding as to what the disorder actually is. In 1973, a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden which saw four hostages taken and strapped with explosives. The perpetrator, Jan Olsson, used these captives as an ultimatum for his cell mate to be released to him at the bank. The plan failed and eventually saw Olsson captured and tried for his crimes, however when the prosecutor tried to get the hostages to testify, all four of them refused. In fact, one of the hostages started a fund for the criminal to help pay any and all legal fees on his behalf (Adorjan, 457). Nils Bejerot, a Swedish psychiatrist, who assisted law enforcement with the case, coined the term Stockholm Syndrome in reference to the strange feelings the hostages felt towards Olsson (Adorjan, 457). Since this case many other reports of Stockholm Syndrome have been filed with no real grasp of what causes the phenomenon. However little is actually known about Stockholm Syndrome, there are key symptoms that patient show. Many show outward compassion and even sympathy towards their captors. Many will even act in defense of their captors when their captors are threatened (Fuselier, 177). In some extreme cases, victims can even fall in love with their captors, as evident by one of the hostages from the original bank robbery marrying one of…

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    There are a plethora of reasons that victims of domestic violence stay in an abusive relationship (Why do Abuse Victims Stay? 2008). Among them are; economic, emotional, situational and fear based reasoning’s (Wallace & Roberson 2015). There have been a multitude of studies and investigative hypotheses conjured to answer this broad and frustrating question (Wallace & Roberson 2015). Victims of domestic abuse have been asked to explain what their victimizations consisted of and many ideas have…

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    of the two year period (Johannson), and this led not only to an increase in their personal consumption but allowed the patients to introduce drugs to the people of Stockholm and drugs began to circulate the city. The trial ended after two years because of the increase in drug circulation and that happened in response to the program. This included the publicized death of a 17-year-old girl who died from drugs that a patient had given her (Johannson, 2) which did not shed a positive light on drug…

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