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La question de l’identité et du narcissisme à l’adolescence Volume 84, issue 2, février 2008

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The question of identity and narcissism in adolescence.Through a clinical case, this article suggests approaching the theme of adolescence and disturbed behaviour. The crucial question of identity and narcissism is brought out, as is the psychopathology of acting out. The underlying notion is that the high frequency of acting out in adolescence is the result of narcissistic frailty.