Podcast exploring a lesser-known profile of autism: Pathological Demand Avoidance, and all things neurodivergent.
Expanding the "F" Trauma Responses
48:21This is an ongoing project as part of a book I'm working on with SallyCat's PDA to help explain PDA behaviors in part through the lens of trauma.We believe that the current understanding of Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fawn didn't encapsolate the range of behavior for PDA individuals, and that the realization will speak to how all humans react when they go trough trauma.
Different styles of "Demand Avoidance"
32:59In this episode I try to tease apart different styles of demand avoidance.How do we tell the difference between ADHD, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) or autistic demand avoidance?How does trauma or autism with EDA (extreme demand avoidance) fit into this conversation?
Introductions, experiences, and answering "What is PDA?"
56:21In my first ever episode I take time introducing myself and my experiences that contribute to what I do here with NoPressurePDA. I also share how PDA has personally impacted my life, and the ups and downs of trying to live without knowing my diagnosis. Finally I take some time trying to answer the question "What is PDA?" by reading through the description given by the current authority (The PDA Society, UK) and fleshing out that description with examples and some compare and contrast.