PDA (pathological demand avoidance)… what is that exactly?

Well, you have come to the right place my friend!

The main features of PDA are:

  • obsessively resisting ordinary demands
  • appearing sociable on the surface but lacking depth in their understanding (often recognised by parents early on)
  • excessive mood swings, often switching suddenly
  • comfortable (sometimes to an extreme extent) in role play and pretending
  • language delay, seemingly as a result of passivity, but often with a good degree of ‘catch-up’
  • obsessive behaviour, often focused on people rather than things.

for more information go to www.thepdaresource.com

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2 thoughts on “PDA (pathological demand avoidance)… what is that exactly?

  1. Thank you for raising awareness of PDA! You sound like a brilliant mother, and devoted advocate. My brother has a more common neurological disorder, but nonetheless, as sister to him I know how hard it is without the support of family and friends. But you’ve managed to build up an online community, and that’s next best! 😀

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