Pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA) is a *condition in which individuals resist and avoid the ordinary demands of life, using skillful strategies which are socially manipulative (distracting adults, using excuses, appearing to become physically incapacitated).
Researchers have suggested that following defining criteria for diagnosis of pathological demand avoidance syndrome
*Please note: Pathological demand avoidance syndrome is not recognised as a condition by the majority of medical practitioners or diagnosticians and does not appear in any of the major diagnostic manuals.
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