Archives par mot-clé : Pain

Sylvie Le Poulichet: from trauma to passion: when the body is called into question

For adolescents whose lives are marked by many traumas starting at birth, it may happen that the onset of Passion – analogous to the suffering of Christ before and during his crucifixion – provides a solution. Using the clinical case of an anorexic adolescent girl, this paper will show how the body calls itself into question before the other, re-opening the fundamental question of desire.

Adolescence, 2015, 33, 1, 47-59.

Catherine Matha: murdered adolescence: between dream and sensoriality

This article will attempt to investigate the importance of the self-informing function of sensoriality in adolescence in its connections with dream work, of which figurability is an essential component. These reflections are supported by the narrative of the process of the treatment of an adolescent engaged in compulsive body-attacking conduct.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 4, 719-733.

Sophie Maurissen: masochism in high-level tennis

Using my clinical experience in the world of high-level tennis, I will study adolescent players’ relation with eroticism and auto-eroticism through certain bodily and muscular movements that are repeated and sometimes associated with physical and emotional pain, in order to show the aspect of female masochism in this intensive practice of the sport. To shed light on the kind of masochism first theorized by Freud in 1924, I will try to make a distinction between the enjoyment and pleasure that may be experienced by the adolescent player who engages in tennis at a high level.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 2, 331-343.

Tatiana Pellion : « head in the clouds », or some questions raised by the treatment of an adolescent suffering from migraines

The question of the migraine as a body event in an adolescent is treated with reference to its articulation with the drive. We thus explore the shared elements of both pain and drive, with respect to their connection to the body. Furthermore, we discuss one of the analyst’s interventions during a session, as well as its clinical consequences on the subject’s relationship with the invocatory drive and with its object, the voice. The function of the voice and of its drive shaping as mediation between primitive parental authority and the constitution of the subject’s superego is also developed here. We mostly insist on the function of extraction of the voice object from the body, and we therefore refer to the Freudian concept of « the thing », as well as to the Lacanian object a, in its primary dimension concerning the drive. We thus emphasize the relationship between the drive and the little object a during adolescence.

Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°1, pp. 143-155.