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I wanted to know whether there are known cases of people who unwillingly enter a state of obedience due to specific external triggers. Is this considered normal, and if not, are there known treatments?

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Closely related: Obey any command given suddenly, as in the Jumping Frenchmen of Maine. Hypnosis would count for your purposes, right? – Nick Stauner May 29 '14 at 22:27
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The title there is related, but the examples given there are vague. As to hypnosis - this is a state where the subject follows the hypnotist's suggestions. Exactly the behavior we want to get rid of. – user5102 May 30 '14 at 5:43
    
It would most likely happen only after serious abuse and only in response to the abuser. There would not be an on-off switch. Stockholm Syndrome is one example of a similar problem. Your research can start there. – anongoodnurse May 30 '14 at 6:24
    
Many thanks, medica! What if someone other than the abuser does something that resembles the abuser (e.g. gesture, phrase, outfit) - do you think this might trigger the state of obedience? – user5102 May 30 '14 at 11:10
    
Not predictably, no, and not with every abuse case. I would say that is more of a television trope. – anongoodnurse May 31 '14 at 3:19