PDA: a Preventable Delicate Activity
Woods, R. (2022). PDA: a Preventable Delicate Activity. National Autistic Society.
Is a short essay discussing the present situation surrounding the proposed mental Disorder "Pathological"/ "Extreme" Demand-Avoidance (PDA) in the United Kingdom. Initially, discussing the conflicting and generally poor quality evidence for PDA and moving on to key ethical considerations. We conclude that there is an urgent need for following typical ethical standards when debating PDA, including the inclusion and acceptance of diverse outlooks on the topic.
|Keywords||Autism; Autism Subtypes; Pathological Demand Avoidance; Extreme Demand Avoidance; Rational Demand Avoidance.|
|Publisher||National Autistic Society|
|Web address (URL)||https://dy55nndrxke1w.cloudfront.net/file/24/w2nAKE4w2EYceJlw2_qjw5oZTX/The-Spectrum-112-Oct-2022.pdf|
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|17 Oct 2022|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||29 Sep 2022|
|Deposited||18 Oct 2022|
This is the accepted version of the following article: Woods, R. (2022). “PDA: a Preventable Delicate Activity” The Spectrum, 112(October 2022), 14-15., which has been published in the final form at: https://dy55nndrxke1w.cloudfront.net/file/24/w2nAKE4w2EYceJlw2_qjw5o...
|PDA - Preventable Delicate Activity Accepted Version.docx|
|License: CC BY 4.0|
|File access level: Open|
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