Editorial: Demand avoidance — pathological, extreme or oppositional?. Ozsivadjian, A. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 25(2):57–58, 2020. ZSCC: NoCitationData[s0] _eprint: https://acamh.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/camh.12388
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Since its inception in 1980, the term PDA has generated much debate, indeed, arguably few subjects have generated such controversy in the neurodevelopmental literature. However research in the area is moving into more practical arenas, including trying to understand why some children present with problematic demand avoidant behaviour, in order to provide practical support to families. In this special edition of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, data from two studies are presented which begin to look for underlying factors contributing to an anxious need for control. Commentaries then follow, highlighting inherent nosological and methodological difficulties in investigating PDA. In this lively debate, while the controversy continues, some headway is made in terms of understanding why some young people might present with such a rigid and maladaptive response to everyday demands, including an aversion to intolerance of uncertainty leading to controlling behaviour. It will be crucial for both health and education to develop a robust evidence base to understand the driving mechanisms for demand avoidant behaviour, and develop specific strategies for managing what can be very challenging behaviours.
@article{ozsivadjian_editorial_2020,
	title = {Editorial: {Demand} avoidance — pathological, extreme or oppositional?},
	volume = {25},
	issn = {1475-3588},
	shorttitle = {Editorial},
	url = {https://acamh.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/camh.12388},
	doi = {10.1111/camh.12388},
	abstract = {Since its inception in 1980, the term PDA has generated much debate, indeed, arguably few subjects have generated such controversy in the neurodevelopmental literature. However research in the area is moving into more practical arenas, including trying to understand why some children present with problematic demand avoidant behaviour, in order to provide practical support to families. In this special edition of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, data from two studies are presented which begin to look for underlying factors contributing to an anxious need for control. Commentaries then follow, highlighting inherent nosological and methodological difficulties in investigating PDA. In this lively debate, while the controversy continues, some headway is made in terms of understanding why some young people might present with such a rigid and maladaptive response to everyday demands, including an aversion to intolerance of uncertainty leading to controlling behaviour. It will be crucial for both health and education to develop a robust evidence base to understand the driving mechanisms for demand avoidant behaviour, and develop specific strategies for managing what can be very challenging behaviours.},
	language = {en},
	number = {2},
	urldate = {2020-07-13},
	journal = {Child and Adolescent Mental Health},
	author = {Ozsivadjian, Ann},
	year = {2020},
	note = {ZSCC: NoCitationData[s0] 
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	pages = {57--58}
}
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