By attempting to clarify the terms paranoid and paranoia in adolescence, we propose to show how a logical approach, introduced by the structural approach, may be articulated with the very movement of the adolescent process. This centers on notion of the « empty box », as it may be encountered in conceptions of the Feminine and the pubertary real.
The theoretical principles of structuralism, the analytical theorization of the pubertary process and psychiatric nosology will be discussed, with the aim, beyond its apparent complexity, of articulating a set of elements that could make them intelligible to one another.
Adolescence, 2008, T. 26, n°3, pp. 627-640.