A demand to avoid demand avoidance?

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Woods, R. (2019). A demand to avoid demand avoidance? British Psychological Society.
AuthorsWoods, R.
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A growing interest around Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) has been reflected in letters to this magazine, discussing possible explanations for PDA, specifically as a form of autism or attachment disorder. Nonetheless, the main PDA discourse portrays it as a distinct syndrome that is part of the autism spectrum. Yet PDA is not in the diagnostic manuals and there is a substantially poor scientific case for the construct. I thank the editor Jon Sutton for his helpful suggestions in the production of the piece.

KeywordsPathological Demand Avoidance
Year2019
PublisherBritish Psychological Society
Web address (URL)https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-32/june-2019/demand-avoid-demand-avoidance
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Deposited12 Nov 2020
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Other letters on PDA in the Debates sections of The Psychologist. First by Rebecca McElroy, PDA – is there another explanation?
https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-29/january-2016/pda-there-...

Second by Hilary Dyer, PDA – consider the evidence
https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-29/march-2016/pda-consider...

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