Differentiating between PDA and antisocial personality disorder

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Differentiating between pathological demand avoidance and antisocial personality disorder: a case study

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the different clinical features of pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) presented in the form of a single case study. The study highlights the potential of misdiagnosis and conceptual confusions to practitioners in forensic settings between the two conditions when working with offenders with personality disorders.

 

Authors: Grace Trundle, Leam A. Craig and Ian Stringer

Published: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, 13 March 2017

 

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