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Trupp, M.S. (1981). The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXIII, 1978: The Nature of Adolescent Pathology and the Psychoanalytic Process. Moses Laufer. Pp. 307-322.. Psychoanal Q., 50:137.
    
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(1981). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 50:137

The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXIII, 1978: The Nature of Adolescent Pathology and the Psychoanalytic Process. Moses Laufer. Pp. 307-322.

Michael S. Trupp

The main developmental function of adolescence is defined as the establishment of a final sexual organization. Psychopathology of this period inevitably reflects some central abnormality of sexual development and function. Most vulnerable is the integration of bodily maturation and evolving self-representation. Conflicts of this type tend to be cumulative and should—according to the author—be viewed in a context specific to adolescence, i.e., not misconstrued by the perspectives of adult organization. Most dangerous is the adolescent's regressive surrender to proedipal, dependent asexuality. Some technical considerations of "laissez-faire" versus "role-playing" strategies of the analyst are discussed.

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Trupp, M.S. (1981). The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXIII, 1978. Psychoanal. Q., 50:137

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