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Wilson, E., Jr. (1985). Revue Française De Psychanalyse, XLIV. 1980: A Little Note on the Crisis of Adolescence. From Disappointment to Conquest. Evelyne Kestemberg. Pp. 522-530.. Psychoanal Q., 54:327-328.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Revue Française De Psychanalyse, XLIV. 1980: A Little Note on the Crisis of Adolescence. From Disappointment to Conquest. Evelyne Kestemberg. Pp. 522-530.

(1985). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 54:327-328

Revue Française De Psychanalyse, XLIV. 1980: A Little Note on the Crisis of Adolescence. From Disappointment to Conquest. Evelyne Kestemberg. Pp. 522-530.

Emmett Wilson, Jr.

If latency is a time of waiting, adolescence is the event that crowns this period of waiting. Some of the problems of adolescence may arise from a dissatisfaction with

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the changes which occur with the move into adolescence, resulting in a fundamental disappointment with the outcome of the latency period and in a failure to reorganize psychic elements in a healthy way. Time is an important factor also for an adolescent to become aware of. Much of the symptomatology of adolescence comes from the demand for the immediacy of achievement of all his interests and idealizations and an inability to experience a project as a project. The adolescent needs the time of conflict, taming, and integration to move from disappointment to conquest.

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Wilson, E., Jr. (1985). Revue Française De Psychanalyse, XLIV. 1980. Psychoanal. Q., 54:327-328

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