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Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), also known as Pervasive Drive for Autonomy, is a term used to describe a profile of autism. People with PDA can experience a fight, flight or freeze response when faced with demands that threaten their autonomy, which can trigger intense emotional reactions.

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