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Adolescenza: il tempo del trauma, il trauma del tempo
Author/s: Simonetta Bonfiglio Senise 
Year:  2008 Issue: 27-28 Language: Italian 
Pages:  11 Pg. 131-141 FullText PDF:  303 KB
DOI:  10.3280/JUN2008-027007
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Adolescenza: il tempo del trauma, il trauma del tempo - The beginning of puberty, with its bodily changes, triggers the adolescence process of transformation of the self image and of the relationship with the figures of the internal and external world. Internal and external factors may increase the pressure and the experiences of breakdown in the continuity and linearity of growth. Those experiences may, on one hand, reactivate old traumatic experiences and, on the other, offer the opportunity to perceive the transformation and separation from the world and from the objects of infancy, that is, time passing, as something of unthinkable, dangerous and shocking. From this point of view, adolescence could become the time of trauma and represent the trauma of time. Trauma can be defined not only on the basis of the consequences that an event produces on psychic organization, because of its intensity, but also in relation to the environment, the fundamental function of which is, at the beginning of life, to protect and make bearable reality to a more mature Ego. Exposing the subject to a new state of dependence from the environment, adolescence highlights the failures and insufficiencies of early experiences

Simonetta Bonfiglio Senise, in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 27-28/2008, pp. 131-141, DOI:10.3280/JUN2008-027007


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