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The enigma of adolescence today|
This contribution describes the rise of actual pathological
symptoms in the phase of puberty and adolescence.
In my clinical work with this cohort of
youngsters, I witness time and again the lack of
future perspective that these patients experience.
In widening the scope to the cultural situation of the
past two decades, specifically in Italy but also worldwide,
the article summarises current figures on
pathology in this age cohort worldwide. In search for
deeper reasons of the disquieting symptoms a theoretical
framework is developed based on various cultural
influences upon the emergence of pathological
narcissism and the emptiness of soul of these young
people. The healthy laws of development for this
age are briefly mentioned in the second part of the
article, as well as the disturbances occurring under
the influence of modern cultural impact of – among
others – social media. The way this reaches out into
early adulthood is described.
The article is meant to encourage and admonish
adult educators and therapists to pay more attention
and dedication to the awakening of the soul that
takes place during puberty and adolescence.