Hélène Romano : dangerous « je » (games/I) and psychical processes at work in dangerous practices

In the daily life of children and adolescents, particular conducts may be noted : asphyxiation « games », aggression « games » and death « games ». In light of my regular experience with young people involved in these kinds of conducts, I propose some ideas about the processes at work. In the first part I will present these different « games » and the way they are frequently confused with other kinds of activity ; then I will describe the effect on thought processes and the object relation they imply.

Adolescence, 2011, T. 29 n°2, pp. 305-315.