The PDA Paradox: The Highs and Lows of My Life on a Little-Known Part of the Autism Spectrum (Paperback)

The PDA Paradox: The Highs and Lows of My Life on a Little-Known Part of the Autism Spectrum By Harry Thompson, Felicity Evans (Foreword by) Cover Image

The PDA Paradox: The Highs and Lows of My Life on a Little-Known Part of the Autism Spectrum (Paperback)

By Harry Thompson, Felicity Evans (Foreword by)

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Diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in his teenage years, Harry Thompson looks back with wit and humour at the ups and downs of family and romantic relationships, school, work and mental health, as well as his teenage struggle with drugs and alcohol.

By embracing neurodiversity and emphasising that autistic people are not flawed human beings, Thompson demonstrates that some merely need to take the "scenic route" in order to flourish and reach their full potential. The memoir brings to life Harry's past experiences and feelings, from his torrid time at school to the peaceful and meaningful moments when he is alone with a book, writing or creating YouTube videos.

Eloquent and insightful, The PDA Paradox will bring readers to shock, laughter and tears through its overwhelming honesty. It is a turbulent memoir, but it ends with hope and a positive outlook to the future.
Harry Thompson is a millennial diagnosed with PDA, who has lived in both the UK and the US. He has a YouTube channel dedicated to PDA and neurodiversity with a strong number of followers.
Product Details ISBN: 9781785926754
ISBN-10: 1785926756
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: February 21st, 2019
Pages: 184
Language: English