Published articles

Peer reviewed journal articles

Author profiles:
Liz O'NionsFrancesca HappeEssi VidingJudith GouldPhil Christie Christopher Gillberg 

Posters and other Publications Relating to PDA

  • O'Nions, E., Happé, F., Viding, E. (in press). Extreme/'pathological' demand avoidance. DECP Debate, 160. (pre-print available from UCL Discovery) *NEW June 2016
  • O'Nions et al., 'Extreme/ ‘Pathological' Demand Avoidance: An Examination of the Behavioural Features Using a Semi-Structured Interview. Presented at IMFAR 2016 (Baltimore) and EFCAP 2016 (Porto) (download PDF by clicking here) *NEW June 2016
  •  'Features of Pathological Demand Avoidance Identified Using the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (‘DISCO')' O'Nions et al., presented at IMFAR 2015 (Salt Lake City) (download pdf by clicking here)  

The following papers are all available from Autism East Midlands (formerly NORSACA)

  • Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, diagnostic criteria and relationship to autism and other developmental coding disorders; Elizabeth Newson, Child Development Research Unit, University of Nottingham; 1989
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: a statistical update; Elizabeth Newson; Durham Conference; 1996
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: discriminant function analysis demonstrating its essential differences from autism and Asperger’s syndrome; Durham Conference; 1998
  • Communication development of children with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome; Charlotte Graham-White; Early Years Diagnostic Centre, Nottingham; 2002
  • Helping your child with PDA to play; Josephine Carlile; GAP, 12, 2, 2011
  • Educational and handling guidelines; Elizabeth Newson in consultation with Phil Christie
  • How does PDA present in a play based environment?; NORSACA
  • Strategies used to discover PDA in a play based environment; NORSACA