3. Publications & pdfs

Papers and articles

Accepted/ in press - journal articles

Egan, V., Linenberg, O. & O'Nions, E. (accepted) The measurement of adult pathological demand avoidance traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

O’Nions, E.,
& Noens, I. (accepted) Conceptualising demand avoidance in an ASD context: a reply to Malik & Baird's commentary on O'Nions et al.,
Dimensions of difficulty in children reported to have an autism spectrum diagnosis and features of extreme/‘pathological’ demand avoidance. Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

O’Nions, E., Viding, E., Floyd, C., Quinlan, E., Pidgeon, C., Gould, J. Happ, F. (in press) Dimensions of difficulty in children reported to have an autism spectrum diagnosis and features of extreme/‘pathological’ demand avoidance. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. (PDF)

Published - journal articles

*indicates joint first author.

O’Nions, E., Happ, F., Viding, E., Gould, J. & Noens, I. (2018) Demand avoidance is not necessarily defiance: Correspondence on Green et al., Pathological Demand Avoidance: symptoms but not a syndrome. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health., 2(7), e14. (PDF)

Sethi*, A., O’Nions*, E., McCrory, E., Bird, G. & Viding, E. (2018) An fMRI investigation of empathic processing in boys with conduct problems and varying levels of callous-unemotional traits. Neuroimage: Clinical, 18, 298-304. (PDF)

van Esch, L., O’Nions, E., Hannes, K., Ceulemans, E., Van Leeuwen, K. & Noens, I. (2018) Parenting Early Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Before and After Transition to Secondary School. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2(2) p. 179-189. (PDF)

O'Nions, E., Happé, F., Evers, K., Boonen, H. & Noens, I. (2018) How do parents manage irritability, challenging behavior, non-compliance and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders? A meta-synthesis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 48(4), 1272-1286. (PDF)

O'Nions, E.*Lima, C.*, Scott, S., Roberts, R., McCrory, E. & Viding, E. (2017) Reduced laughter contagion in boys at risk for psychopathy. Current Biology. 27(19):3049-3055.e4 (PDF)

O'Nions, E., Happé, F., Viding, E. (2016). Extreme/'pathological' demand avoidance. DECP Debate, 160. (pre-print)

O'Nions, E., Gould, J., Christie, P., Gillberg, C., Viding, E., & Happé, F. (2016) Identifying features of 'Pathological Demand Avoidance' using the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (‘DISCO'). European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 25, 407-419. (PDF) (Supplementary materials) (DISCO items)

O’Nions, E.*, Tick, B.*, Rijsdijk, F., Happé F., Plomin, R., Ronald, A. & Viding, E. (2015) Examining the Genetic and Environmental Associations Between Autistic Social and Communication Deficits and Psychopathic Callous-unemotional Traits. PLoS One, 10(9): e0134331. (PDF)

Reilly, C., Atkinson, P., Menlove, L., Gillberg, C., O'Nions, E., Happé, F, & Neville, B.G. (2014) Pathological Demand Avoidance in a population-based cohort of children with epilepsy: four case studies. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 3236-3244. (Abstract)

O’Nions, E.*, Sebastian, C.*, McCrory, E., Chantiluke, K., Happé, F. & Viding, E. (2014) Neural bases of Theory of Mind in children with autism spectrum disorders and children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Developmental Science, 17, 786-796. (PDF)

O'Nions, E., Christie, P., Gould, J., Viding, E. & Happé, F. (2014) Development of the 'Extreme Demand Avoidance Questionnaire' (EDA-Q): Preliminary observations on a trait measure for Pathological Demand Avoidance. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 758-768. (PDF) (Commentary by Christopher Gillberg, published in JCPP)


O'Nions, E., Viding E, Greven CU, Ronald A & Happé F (2014) Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA): exploring the behavioural profile. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 8, 538-544. (PDF)


Huys QJM, Eshel N, O'Nions, E., Sheridan L, Dayan P and Roiser JP. (2012) Bonsai trees in your head: How the Pavlovian system sculpts goal-directed choices by pruning decision trees. PLoS Computational Biology 8(3): e1002410 (PDF)


O'Nions, E. J., Dolan, R. J., Roiser, J. P. (2011). Serotonin Transporter Genotype Modulates Subgenual Response to Fearful Faces Using an Incidental Task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3681-3693. (PDF)


Hung CF, Lung, FW, Chen CH, O'Nions, E., Hung TH, Chong MY, Wu CK, Wen JK, Lin PY. (2011)

Association between suicide attempt and a tri-allelic functional polymorphism in serotonin transporter gene promoter in Chinese patients with schizophrenia. Neuroscience Letters, 504, 242-6. (Abstract)


O'Nions, E. et al. 'Features of Pathological Demand Avoidance Identified Using the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (‘DISCO')'. Presented at IMFAR 2015 (Salt Lake City) (PDF)

O'Nions, E. et al., 'Extreme/ ‘Pathological' Demand Avoidance: An Examination of the Behavioural Features Using a Semi-Structured Interview. Presented at IMFAR 2016 (Baltimore) and EFCAP 2016 (Porto) (PDF)


O'Nions, E. (2018) Information on the EDA-Q. Unpublished document. (PDF)