Blandine Foliot: From one love state to another.

The love state that all of a sudden takes place in the course of some psychoanalytic cures at adolescence, particularly when severe food disorders are experienced, is a psychical event evidencing a narcissistic and libidinal rehandling of the object. It is the sign of a disentangling of an underlying melancholic position that should be assessed in such a way as to find out its psychical goals and transference implications. As the consequence of some kind of mourning from the primary object, it carries with it the hope that a new object may find its place within the ego.