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Propionic Acid: a Potential Link Between Pain Perception and Self-injurious Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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dc.contributor.author Alston, Shyron
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-04T14:57:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-04T14:57:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation S. Alston, "Propionic Acid: a Potential Link Between Pain Perception and Self-injurious Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders", ND dissertation, College of Naturopathic Medicine, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 2015. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1443
dc.description This thesis is being archived as a Digitized Shelf Copy for campus access to current students and staff only. We currently cannot provide this open access without the author's permission. If you are the author of this work and desire to provide it open access or wish access removed, please contact the Wahlstrom Library to discuss permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract It is speculated that individuals on the autism spectrum who engage in chronic self injurious behaviors have a dysregulation of pain perception in the form of altered pain thresholds, impaired pain expression, and/or disrupted pain signaling. Propionic acid, a short chain fatty acid, is known to alter behavior and gene expression, and modulate immune function. The focus of this paper is to determine whether or not increased levels of propionic acid has an effect—direct or indirect—on pain response, thereby decreasing self-injurious behavior in individuals with ASD. Proper therapeutic nutritional supports for neurologic and gastrointestinal dysfunction may modulate inflammatory and immunological responses, normalizing maladaptive behaviors as well as dampening pain responses. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Naturopathy en_US
dc.subject Propionic acid en_US
dc.subject Autism en_US
dc.title Propionic Acid: a Potential Link Between Pain Perception and Self-injurious Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.institute.department College of Naturopathic Medicine en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US


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