Stockholm syndrome manifestation of Munchausen: An eye-catching misnomer

E.J. Spuijbroek, N. Blom, A.W. Braam, D.A. Kahn

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    A young woman hospitalized herself for a picture resembling Stockholm syndrome (becoming a willing captive in a cult, sympathetic to the leader). After a short period of time, it became clear that she had used a false identity and had invented the story, leading to diagnoses of both Munchausen syndrome and dissociative identity disorder. Despite a long period of treatment, she eventually suicided. The authors examine the coexistence of these two unusual disorders and their possible shared etiologies in this complex case. (Journal of Psychiatric Practice 2012;18:296-303) Copyright © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)296-303
    JournalJournal of Psychiatric Practice
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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