PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance

Pathological Demand Avoidance (a part of the autism spectrum) is much better known about now than it was a few years ago, but it is still not as widely understood as it should be. The name makes it sound closer to a disease, or a mental health issue, but it isn`t – in fact it […]

Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story

Last week we published a story about Carolyn Weighill and her fight for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Carolyn has recently launched an e – petition. The story can be found here. Following on from this story Autism Daily Newscast was contacted by a parent who also wanted to share her […]

Parent Carolyn Weighill Talks about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Carolyn Weighill from Bracknell, Berkshire – is a mother of 2 fighting for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in the UK. Carolyn’s daughter Jessica 9 shows PDA behaviours but as yet does not have a diagnosis. Carolyn told us that recently Jessica has been referred by CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental […]