“An 11-year-old who is abducted and held against her will has little alternative but to bond with her captors,” said Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and FOX News contributor. “To maintain one’s desperation and grief and rage for many years, would be too damaging to the human mind – so the human mind tells itself a story about safety and contentment to safeguard itself – that’s the essence of Stockholm syndrome.”
This is how I read Jaycee and I am seeing how a born-in JW captive could be similar. Even a convert who starts to question things, their doubt and potential rage at being tricked can cause the mind to run back to the idea that they should stop questioning. It's cognitive dissonance at it's best.
More from that same article: "She is at risk for the most severe post-traumatic symptoms, including flashbacks, but she is also at risk for severe depression and for substance abuse to deal with the feelings likely to surface now that she is safe,” Ablow said. “Regarding Jaycee's children: They know nothing but the life they have lived and will need teams of healing professionals to encourage them to share their thoughts and feelings in order to have any hope of escaping severe mental disorders.”
We certainly see some of this in the withdrawal of many former JW's. I don't think Garrido intentionally learned tactics from WTS, I just think it works the same for WTS as it does for a long-term hostage taker like Garrido. They learned it before him, but from the likes of him.