Adult diagnosis case study


Adult diagnosis of pathological demand avoidance – subsequent care planning

In this paper, Eaton and Banting report on the diagnosis of a young woman in a low secure hospital, and the subsequent impact on her care. It highlights the need for those in residential and secure settings to be carefully assessed, as inappropriate formulations can lead to significant distress and increased behaviours that challenge.

The paper describes the clinical features seen and the management strategies and psychological interventions that followed.


Authors: Judy Eaton, Rosie Banting

Published: Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, 7 September 2012