Archives par mot-clé : Mental health

Débora Tajer, Graciela Beatriz Reid, María Laura Lavarello, María Eugenia Cuadra, Lucía Saavedra: rupture and continuity of binarity

This article presents experiments and research results connecting psychoanalysis, gender studies, and public health with the effects of sexual and identity binarism and with the new developments produced by transformations and advances in law and citizenship. In this context, we have found the shattering of patriarchal representations and of the adult-centered gaze in relations between genders and generations.

Adolescence, 2023, 41, 2, 435-451.

Youth magnified or threatening: What concern(s) for the future

Using two very different clinical cases, this article offers an anthropological exploration of contemporary conceptions of youth. These conceptions are linked to the opening up of places of confinement and to the promotion of individual autonomy. They are unevenly distributed according to social milieu and gender. Faced with threats to the environment, the tendency of individual capacities to double down on the consumption of resources and on the culture/nature dualism is becoming a problem.

Adolescence, 2021, 39, 1, 199-208.

Bernard Golse : as for mental health at inserm : the new expertises have arrived

Expertises in mental health carried out at INSERM have given rise to many debates and have caused many problems. The author argues that the (pedo)psychiatric model should continue to hold an original place and presents new openings suggested along these lines for the elaboration of future collective expertises of INSERM.

Alain Ehrenberg : la société du malaise. presentation for a dialogue between clinical practice and sociology

« Discontent in society » is less a point of departure than a problem that needs to be elaborated and clarified. The author suggests replacing the individualistic ideal that society causes psychical suffering be replaced with the sociological idea that psychical suffering is today an obligatory, that is, expected, way of expressing of social suffering. This leads him to the hypothesis that in the area of mental health, we are witnessing a generalization of the use of personal idioms to give form to and resolve conflicts in social relations. These language games consist of making a connection between personal unhappiness and disrupted social relations using the yardstick of psychical suffering, thus bringing together individual suffering and shared suffering. From there, he develops the hypothesis that, obscured by the malaise, a equality crisis is being played out in the French style, that is, a crisis of an equality that is conceived essentially in terms of protection, and a protection in terms of status, according to the model of public functioning, while today’s equality, and thus the struggle against social inequality, is played out in terms of capacity.

Adolescence, 2011, T. 29 n° 3, pp. 553-570.