Has anyone heard of Pathological Demand Avoidance?
I've been watching a show on foxtel called Born Naughty, where medical experts assess 'naughty' kids to determine if there are medical reasons - autism, anxiety etc for them being 'naughty' of if the kids just need different / better parenting.
I've found it soooo interesting. It does seem obvious from the start which kids are naughty due to no or wrong discipline and which may have underlying issues.
But they've said that pathological demand avoidance is a new 'type' of autism.
I guess I've just never heard of it before and wonder what other people's experience of it is.