The adolescent in front of suicide: death and creativity of Narcissus

Author/s Charmet Gustavo Pietropolli
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1
Language Italian Pages 6 P. 103-108 File size 352 KB
DOI 10.3280/RPR2011-001007
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Is investigated, based on an extensive clinical work with adolescents who have had suicide attempts, the relationship existing between the narcissistic fragility and cruel experiences of narcissistic depression which this condition promotes together with the representation of death. It takes off in these cases a vigorous creative push that gives death a high aesthetic value and characterizes it as far more enriching solution than life. The suicidal Self lives and works in a closed space of the Self without any relational option, but when he meets with the therapist he can give rise to a new non-suicidal Self, mindful of the relationship with death, but decided to postpone its advent.

Keywords: Narcissism, creativity, suicidal draft, rebirth, psychoanalysis, adolescence

Charmet Gustavo Pietropolli, L’adolescente di fronte al suicidio: morte e creatività di Narciso in "RICERCA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2011, pp 103-108, DOI: 10.3280/RPR2011-001007