Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise
Print version ISSN 0486-641X
TANIS, Bernardo. The specific characteristics of working through mourning during adolescence. Rev. bras. psicanál [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.3, pp. 39-50. ISSN 0486-641X.
We suggest based on our clinical experience the hypothesis that the processes of working through mourning during adolescence has particular characteristics, specially the painful grief of the fathers death. Identification, gender identity, sexuality and Oedipus conflicts anxiety attain an overwhelming intensity during this period of life. This issue is both important for clinical purposes as for the methapsicological understanding of the youngsters mind. We expand the mind space given to temporal, indemnificatory and symbolization processes and we explore its impacts on their upcoming adult life.
Keywords : Adolescence; Fathers death; Mourning process; Identification.