François Marty : violence as an expression of adolescent malaise

In this article, the author understands violence in adolescence as the expression of a malaise specific to this age, wherein the subject finds himself prey to feelings of persecution. Thus he distinguishes between « ordinary adolescent paranoia » – paranoia which marks the « normal » entry into the pubertary Œdipus complex – and paranoïa in the strict sense, a pathology which appears in adulthood. Lastly, he recalls the role of the environment in its capacity to suppose the adolescent’s destructive attacks.

Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°4, pp. 1007-1017.