15th of May is PDA Awareness Day…

What is PDA?





In a nutshell…

“PDA is best understood as an anxiety driven need to be in control and avoid other peoples’ demands and expectations.”

(PDA Society 2014)


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(© Newson, E. 1999)
Source: Christie, P. et al (2012) Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children; Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
(Colour added to original monochrome image by the PDA Society.)

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Tickets for the first ever
PDA Society
Parent Carer's Conference
in the UK
go on sale today.
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(All graphics sourced from www.pdasociety.org.uk/resources)