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The psychiatric clinic of the suicidal adolescent discovered to have a high intellectual potential Volume 94, issue 1, Janvier 2018

1 Médecin psychiatre, PH, responsable de l’unité pour adolescents, Centre hospitalier de Rouffach, 27 rue du IVe RSM 68250 Rouffach France
2 Psychologue clinicien, Unité pour adolescents, CH de Rouffach
3 Neuropsychologue, pôle 8-9, CH de Rouffach
* Correspondance
  • Key words: assessment, suicidal risk, gifted child, adolescent, child psychiatry, psychic suffering, emotion
  • DOI : 10.1684/ipe.2018.1742
  • Page(s) : 53-7
  • Published in: 2018

Children identified as having high intellectual potential (HIP) are characterized by emotional hypersensitivity in their relationships with others, generally have low self-esteem, and a sense of being out of step with their environment. Frequently, they immediately impose a relational distance in a defensive approach by cognition and seem to pass any emerging emotional feelings through a rational filter. Their suffering is tainted with painful lucidity.

Based on a clinical history, the aims of this study are to address different aspects of the psychiatric clinic of the suicidal adolescent identified with a high intellectual potential.