Archives par mot-clé : Régression

Fanny Dargent: the adolescent poorly received: death drive and institution

Using a clinical account of a lengthy hospitalization in a psychiatric ward, the author focuses on the double function of transference repetition, examined through the prism of regression. The effects of regression, which are both harmful and binding, will be analyzed, with particular attention to instances of sadomasochistic acting as a way out of melancholic identification.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 2, 281-288.

Fanny Dargent : l’adolescent mal accueilli : pulsion de mort et institution

À partir du récit clinique d’une longue hospitalisation en unité psychiatrique, l’auteur s’intéresse à la double valence de la répétition transférentielle, sous le prisme de la régression. Sont analysés les effets tout à la fois mortifères et liants de la régression, notamment ici dans le passage par les actingssado-masochistescomme voie de sortie à une identification mélancolique.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 2, 281-288.

François Duparc: A new birth

Adolescence is a second birth, with all the traumatic echoes it induces in the parents. The onset of puberty, occurring earlier and earlier in our times, is a crucial moment for analytical treatment when there is a risk of psychosis. The second phase, the symbolic birth into adulthood, should be a time for integrating acting out, masturbation, and boundaries, within an identity open to love thanks to the mourning of childhood and Oedipal objects.

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 1, 83-100.

François Duparc : Une nouvelle naissance

L’adolescence est une seconde naissance, avec toute la résonance traumatique qu’elle peut induire chez les parents. De plus en plus précoce de nos jours, le début de la puberté est un moment précieux pour la prise en charge analytique d’un risque psychotique. La seconde phase, naissance symbolique à la vie adulte, doit être celle de l’intégration des agirs, de la masturbation et des limites, dans une identité ouverte à l’amour grâce au deuil de l’enfance et des objets œdipiens.

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 1, 83-100.

André-Michel Gardey : Regression and building of deferred actions, hiv positivity and trauma

This paper presents a clinical case in which an  » unpleasant encounter  » in reality, i.e. the announcement of bearing the HIV virus has entailed an immediate regression of the subject in time towards that very moment of his adolescence in which some kind of psychological rehandling had been stopped. It discusses the regression towards the infantile that took place, leading to a re-negociation in the deferred action of the Oedipian conflict that had suddenly been stopped and fixed on the occasion of the death of the father when the subject was 15. It suggests the hypothesis according to which this may have taken place again in a progredient rehandling in which his own confrontation to the death to come at last offered the subject the opprtunity, that had remained uncertain up to then, to identify himself to the father through death and thus regain some kind of filial relationship in a rehabilitation of its function. To leave behind a grandiose father, outside the possibilities of any form of identification, in order to erect an Oedipian father liable to be an ideal and also to be structuring, seems to have been one of the outcome of seropositivity.


Ingrid Piesen : techno ritual

The techno movement represents a « counter-cultural » musical trend around which youths gather when setting up « re-creative » festive spaces. This article proposes to demonstrate the paradoxical character of the rave party phenomenon which, though it runs the risk of chronicizing borderline-case experiences, seems sometimes to open the way for a process of subjectivation, through the regression incited by group bonding and the rituals that organize it (musical tradition, drug use, integration of specific codes.)

David le Breton : between jackass and happy slapping, an erasure of shame

The paternal law founded on the prohibition is giving way to a maternal presence based rather on confidence which fosters hedonism. Contemporary adolescence is a world marked by the mother, by the absence of limits, regression. The fear of losing face, of feeling shame or responsibility for one’s behaviour is no longer at the top of the agenda. On the contrary, the adepts of Jackass and happy slapping are perfect illustrations of contemporary individualism and indifference to the other person. Their ego has no other people to whom it could be held accountable.

Jean-Baptiste Lecuit : mysticism, between regression and sublimatory passion

This article shows how the Freudian reduction of mysticism to a regression to primary narcissism can be placed in perspective and extended through a consideration of the sublimatory dynamic animating certain great mystical figures, and the amorous interpersonal dimension of their life of faith. It shows Freud’s understanding of mysticism, in its difference from religion, and considers contributions by other authors such as C. Parat, S. de Mijolla-Mellor, and A. Vergote.

Adolescence, 2008, T. 26, n°1, pp. 143-157.

Paola Marion : discussion 2

This paper discusses the clinical material presented by Kari Hauge along certain lines of reflection mainly concerned with issues of trauma, regression, and transference. The trauma to which I refer seems to be related to the patient’s whole life and to her inability to make use of an experience of continuity and stability of being. The issue is discussed from the point of view of the repetition of trauma in adolescence and its manifestations in the analytic situation.

Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°1, pp. 41-52.

Ingrid Piesen : le rituel techno


Le mouvement techno représente un courant musical « contre-culture » autour duquel la jeunesse se rassemble en mettant en place des espaces festifs « ré-créatifs ». Cet article se propose de montrer le caractère paradoxal du phénomène de la rave party qui, outre le risque de chronicisation de vécus cas-limites qu’il comporte, semble ouvrir parfois à un processus de subjectivation, à travers la régression que suscitent le lien groupal et les rituels qui l’organisent (tradition musicale, usage de drogues et intégration de codes spécifiques).