Maurice Despinoy : remorse and reparation in adolescents

To select an unique mental element – defence, drive or affect – is an unusual approach for a clinician. The adolescent face the disruption of puberty by schizo-paranoïds processes. However, under the influence of past identifications and Ego-ideal, the depressive position reappears and remorse is expressed. But need of the other is often more important than real concern.