Cathy May and Karen Whichello outline the signs of PDA and the strategies parents and schools can employ to deal with it. Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is characterised by an extreme avoidance of everyday demands and an anxiety-driven need to be in control.
People with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) will avoid demands made by others, due to their high anxiety levels when they feel that they are not in control. PDA is increasingly recognised as part of the autism spectrum.
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