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Danièle Toubert-Duffort, André Sirota: Fraternel and œdipal: identity issues

The onset of a handicap in adolescence upsets the relationship between self and other. Using clinical material from groups of hospitalized adolescents, this article discusses a theorization of the handicapped adolescent’s psychical transformations and reorganizations, based on concepts of the Oedipus complex and the Brother complex. The authors develop the hypothesis of a Sister complex whose specific characteristic is confrontation with passivation.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 3, 607-620.