Mickael Benyamin: lauren

Passion between friends in adolescence is here conceived of as having two aspects, positive and negative. The narcissistic-objectal conflict belonging to adolescence resonates with the adolescent process; passion may be supportive and organizing as opposed to disorganizing and hampering. The quantitative overflow that it inflicts on the psychical apparatus requires an adaptation of the technique of psychoanalytical psychotherapy used with adolescents.

Adolescence, 2015, 33, 1, 143-152.