Emmanuelle Boë : school phobia in the realm of psychosis

With puberty, the experience of time becomes conflicted and emerges from the linearity of childhood. This process is thwarted when school phobia occurs in adolescence without any warning signs. The drives seem to be as frozen just as time seems to stop. In this may be seen a search for immutability characteristic of autistic syndromes. In this case the delayed action, instead of opening the way for temporality, revives a flaw at the origins.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 1, 191-205.