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PDA by PDAers: From Anxiety to Avoidance and Masking to Meltdowns

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“To think of PDA as merely involving demand avoidance is to me akin to thinking of tigers as merely having stripes.”

This book is a unique window into adult Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), exploring the diversity of distinct PDA traits through the voices of over 70 people living with and affected by the condition.

Sally Cat has successfully captured the essence of a popular online support group in book form, making the valuable insights available to a wider audience, and creating a much-needed resource for individuals and professionals. Candid discussions cover issues ranging from overload and meltdowns, to work, relationships and parenting. This is a fascinating and sometimes very moving read.

Market: People with PDA, their parents and families, and professionals who support them, including counsellors, psychologists, support workers and teachers.

SKU: 090521 - 12 Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Ages: Adult Author: Cat, Sally Illustrator: Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS Page count: 360 Edition: ISBN: Publish date: 43326

Product overview

“To think of PDA as merely involving demand avoidance is to me akin to thinking of tigers as merely having stripes.”

This book is a unique window into adult Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), exploring the diversity of distinct PDA traits through the voices of over 70 people living with and affected by the condition.

Sally Cat has successfully captured the essence of a popular online support group in book form, making the valuable insights available to a wider audience, and creating a much-needed resource for individuals and professionals. Candid discussions cover issues ranging from overload and meltdowns, to work, relationships and parenting. This is a fascinating and sometimes very moving read.

Market: People with PDA, their parents and families, and professionals who support them, including counsellors, psychologists, support workers and teachers.

Contents

Introduction.

1: Demand Avoidance.

2: What sort of things are we driven to avoid?

3: Anxiety and PDA.

4: PDA and Masking.

5: Intolerance of Uncertainty.

6: Control.

7: Meltdowns.

8: Overload.

9: PDA and People.

10: Hierarchy and Rules.

11: Fantasy and Role Play.

12: Wordplay.

13: Impulsiveness.

14: Routine.

15: School.

16: Work.

17: Coping Strategies.

18: Reasonable Accommodations.

19: Parenting.

20: Our Achievements