publication . Article . 2014

Pathological demand avoidance: Exploring the behavioural profile:

O Nions, E.; Viding, E.; Greven, C. U.; Ronald, A.; Happé, F.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2014 Journal: Autism, volume 18, pages 538-544 (issn: 1362-3613, eissn: 1461-7005, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
'Pathological Demand Avoidance' is a term increasingly used by practitioners in the United Kingdom. It was coined to describe a profile of obsessive resistance to everyday demands and requests, with a tendency to resort to 'socially manipulative' behaviour, including outrageous or embarrassing acts. Pathological demand avoidance is thought to share aspects of social impairment with autism spectrum disorders, but autism spectrum disorder-appropriate strategies, such as routine and repetition, are described as unhelpful. Outrageous acts and lack of concern for their effects draw parallels with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. However, reward-based ...
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free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychopathology, Autism spectrum disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Autism, Conduct disorder, Resistance (psychoanalysis), Developmental psychology, Pathological demand avoidance, Psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Prosocial behavior, Big Five personality traits, atypical autism, autism spectrum disorder, conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits, pathological demand avoidance, phenotype
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publication . Article . 2014

Pathological demand avoidance: Exploring the behavioural profile:

O Nions, E.; Viding, E.; Greven, C. U.; Ronald, A.; Happé, F.;