Dodji is a Togolese patient who has been living in the streets since late childhood. His integumentary self-mutilations and his insomnia are marks of suffering, that of his history and of his position as a vagrant. These symptoms also attest to an atypical connection between the psychic and the corporal presented as something necessary for being able to tolerate reality, culture and existence. This clinical case can serve as an instructive illustration of the specific character of adolescent disorder.
Adolescence, 2020, 38, 2, 435-445.