oral stage


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Noun1.oral stage - (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
babyhood, early childhood, infancy - the early stage of growth or development
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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Cyrill Levitt (2007), who has translated and introduced Feuerbach's essay, is of the opinion that Feuerbach's obsession with eating and drinking pre-empted Freud's oral stage as part of the human being's psychosexual development.
For instance, Freud's theory of psychosexual stages focuses on the oral stage of development in the first year of life.
Therapy included thermal tactile stimulation, which increases sensory awareness in the oral cavity and decreases the delay between oral stage of the swallow and the onset of the trigger of the pharyngeal swallow.