Date of Award
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Education
If the abnormal gut flora and increased GI symptoms in ASD patients are indicative of a pathophysiologic process causing neurobehavioral disturbances, then perhaps altering the gut flora may improve both the GI and neurobehavioral symptoms. Recent research has explored this possibility and produced findings that are promising for treatment with a different approach, altering the gut microbiome.
Kondrashov, Vera, "How Altering Gut Microbiota Affects Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its Associated Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms" (2020). Physician's Assistant Program Capstones. 64.