Demand Avoidance Phenomena (“ Pathological ”/ Extreme ” Demand Avoidance): As a Social Construct.
Woods, R. (2022). Demand Avoidance Phenomena (“ Pathological ”/ Extreme ” Demand Avoidance): As a Social Construct. PARC Critical Autism Studies 2022. 07 Apr 2022
Over the last decade or so, Pathological Demand-Avoidance (PDA) is often viewed as a “Profile of ASD” in the United Kingdom (UK). Despite over 20 years of substantial debate contesting the nature of PDA, and it lacking any robust evidence to suggest what PDA might be. This begs the question, why is PDA a “culture-bound concept” in the UK? Recognising all mental Disorders are socially constructed, this video examines different outlooks of PDA and how they evolved over time. Additionally, how different aspects of culture and biology intersect, to “PDA Profile of ASD” as a “culture-bound concept” to the UK. Consequently, creating a model of thirteen different themes of factors contributing to the biased hype surrounding PDA. Other Critical Autism Studies scholars can replicate.
|Keywords||Pathological Demand Avoidance; Extreme Demand Avoidance; Rational Demand Avoidance; Demand-Avoidance Phenomena; Autism; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Critical Autism Studies; Social Constructs; Disability Studies; Critical Disabilities Studies|
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|07 Apr 2022|
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|Accepted||07 Apr 2022|
|Deposited||14 Apr 2022|
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