# July 31, 2019

## What is demand avoidance, and when is it pathological?

When you tell people about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), the first reaction is often, ​”so you avoid doing things you don’t want to do, and especially if you are told to do them”?. The answer then starts with “Well yes, but” and I always fear that no-one hears anything after the first two words, because their immediate reaction is, “well that’s no different to anyone else”, or “no-one much likes being told what to do”… Read More »What is demand avoidance, and when is it pathological?