Graziella Gilormini, Anne-Laure Pouzoulet: playing in order to be bonded

The adolescents we see in our combined somatic and psychiatric unit within an adolescent medical service have been hospitalized because their illness and treatment prevent them from pursuing a classic education. Through the story of Medhi and his participation in the « Corporescence » group, we will see how revisiting childhood games can be a way for adolescents to reposition themselves as actors against an illness that, in some cases, de-subjectivised them as children.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 1, 257-273.