Is anxiety at the root of PDA?

I’ve been doing some thinking (actually I never stop thinking haha my brain doesn’t have an off button), is anxiety really at the root of Pathological Demand Avoidance? Or is there something else. A couple of years ago, if you’d asked me if I ever felt anxious I’d have laughed and said “nope, I never […]

The Migraine Meander.

So I’ve had a headache/migraine on and off for the past month. It’s getting a bit annoying and I’ve had to limit my time on the computer to help (unsuccessfully) reduce the pain. I don’t know about other people but one of the triggers for a headache for me is spending too much time on […]

Emotional Lability

Emotional lability, or the Pseudobulbar affect, is where a person shows exaggerated or over the top emotional responses that is often not related to the person’s emotional state. For me this means that I cry, a lot. Situations that will typically invoke a sad feeling in others where they may frown or shake their head […]

The ‘Smile’.

The ‘Smile’ is the name I give for when, regardless of how I’m feeling, if someone sees me I automatically smile. I hate this. It’s not true to me. It’s a fake ‘I’m fine please don’t talk to me’ smile. It’s a way of hiding my feelings, putting distance between myself and everyone else and […]