Charlotte De Parseval: a group of anorexic adolescent girl in hospital

The author leads a group therapy for patients between thirteen and eighteen years old hospitalized for severe mental anorexia. The group provides an exceptional vantage point for observing this radical form of adolescent disorder and the traumatic effects of puberty’s eruption in subjects whose narcissistic foundations are shaky. It shows the this type of patient can benefit therapeutically from a group speaking space inspired by psychoanalysis and framed and supported by therapists.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 2, 493-506.