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ERIC Number: EJ829307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
Narcissism--An Adolescent Disorder?
Waddell, Margot
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v32 n1 p21-34 Apr 2006
This paper argues that the adolescent process needs to be accorded its own particularity of reference, especially where narcissism is concerned. The paper draws on literary and clinical examples to describe what is termed the "adolescent organisation". In many ways, this organisation reflects post-Kleinian theory of what constitutes narcissistic pathology. Yet the essential fluidity of the organisation, its culture of experiment and self-exploration, its rootedness in transition and, despite all the usually glaring and obvious signs to the contrary, its developmental potential, tell a different story.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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