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06 Apr 2006

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hey doc can you tell me more about infantile anal stage. and could an adult have this problem.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I think you're referring to a theoretical "stage" of psychological development favoured by the psychoanalysts, and not a Problem as such which adults would sugffer from. Psychoanalysts, who love their myths, would insist that problems arising within this or that stage of infantile development are highly significant later in life, but again, there's no good evidence that this is anything except a myth.
But Homeopsych, the smartypants who likes abusing the facilities of this site in order to show off, seems locked into his own infantile anal phase, and could probably tell you all about it. And would almost certainly treat it by hypnosis.
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