Through one adolescent’s journey, this work will explore the meanderings of his psychical functioning and the diversity of his psoriasis expressions, conduct disorders, drug addiction – all of which are desperate attempts to check drive invasion and assure his psychical survival. The links between psoriasis and the protective shield on the one hand, and conduct disorders and destructiveness on the other, are investigated in order to understand the evolution of the psychotherapy and the psychical elaboration which underlies it.
Four years after the collaborative report from INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research) on « Conduct Disorders », which led to turmoil among professionals and gave rise to the group « No conduct-0 », the current situation is far from reassuring. The general direction and research structures of INSERM have been renovated in a way unfavorable to Psychiatry, and its collaborative report on learning disorders did not show that INSERM had really integrated the necessity of rethinking the very structure of these collaborative assessments in the field of mental health. In addition, we are now witnessing a revival of the early detection of so-called « future delinquents » in day care centers, as well as a thorough attack against preschool and RASED (Networks of Specialized Help for Pupils in Difficulty). All this movement towards biologizing thought threatens the most vulnerable creates huge risks for the place of the human sciences in our culture and our universities.
Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°2, pp. 461-467.