Florian Houssier: Freud, Ferenczi and the third puberty

The relationship between Freud and Ferenczi has been the subject of much study, especially since the beginning of the movement to rehabilitate the latter’s writings. But there is little about the place of adolescence in their connection with each other, despite the diagnosis of a “third puberty” Freud rendered at the end of their relationship. This article will explore their exchanges to show how, in a climate of intense ambivalence, the attitude of each man echoed conflicts of his adolescence.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 389-400.