We had just got used to thinking about our time in terms of "liquid modernity"(Bauman, 2000) and of "hypermodernity" (Lipovetsky, 2004), when the birth of the Internet 2.0 - in 2004 as well - projected us to a whole new era, radically resetting biopsychosocial patterns. New technologies deprive reality of its consistency, replacing it with social media’s virtual reality. In the world of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, the dimension of the unconscious is drifting more and more to a polarity far removed from symbolic coordinates, towards a body uninhabited by subjectivity and possessed by the occult mechanisms of the Web’s reward addiction. How is this dawn of the "post-human" (Braidotti, 2013) changing clinical psychology? Do digitally modified adolescents (and not only adolescents) challenge us to rethink clinical categories and treatment rationales?
Keywords: Adolescent psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis in the digital era; Internet Addiction Disorder; Psychopathology and Social Network; Somatic Competence