Laurent Branchard, Gérard Pirlot: the work of preventing sensorial impingement

The work of the negative in adolescence is here presented as contributing to alexithymia insofar as it entails an avoidance of a traumatic sensoriality. So adolescence may be understood not only as a reactivation of the Oedipus complex, but also as a risk of sensorial resurgence akin to that which occurs at the beginning of life. A treatment based on sensoriality is conceivable.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 4, 835-846.