Teresa Binstock


Teresa Binstock - Biographical Sketch

Researcher in Developmental & Behavioral Neuroanatomy

In 1997, after a 50+ years of symptoms, Teresa was diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome (1). Her intense focus, perserveration, and hyperlexicality have augmented her research.

1989-1998: Graduate-level Independent Research at U of Colorado (2), and at UCHSC medical school (3-4). Teresa thinks of her research as "molecular introspections" and as research into developmental & behavioral neuroanatomy.
1997: Teresa was sent to her first Autism Research Institute (ARI) conference, via donations from autism parents who had begun following her research, was introduced to convention attendees by Bernie Rimland, Ph.D.
1997-2009: Various participations with ARI, including serving as citation-specialist during Physicians' Training seminars sponsored by Defeat Autism Now!, presentations at various conferences.
2008: Advances in Autism Research (5). 

1998: Science editor for Ellen Bolte's first paper (6). 
1995-2002: Author of a fragile X paper (7), and author or co-author of several autism papers (8-11) .
2001-2009: Science editor of first several editions of Children with Starving Brains (CSB; 12-13) and author of sections in each edition (14-17), most recent being 4th edition, 2009.
2008: Compiled a mildly annotated bibliography about ADHD (18).


1. Asperger's diagnosis, 1997. by Cynthia Naseem Smith, M.D., then a post-doc fellow at UCHSC, Denver.
2. Mentor: James R. Wilson, Ph.D., Institute for Behavioral Genetics, U of Colorado.
3. Mentor: Gordon K. Farley, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, UCHSC
4. Mentor: Randi J. Hagerman, M.D., Child Development specialist & fragile X expert, UCHSC & TCH in Denver.
5.  Advances in Autism Research, compiled by Teresa Binstock for ARI April 2008.
6. Bolte ER. Autism and Clostridium tetani. Med Hypotheses. 1998 Aug;51(2):133-44.
7. Binstock, T. 1995. Fragile X and the amygdala: Cognitive, interpersonal, emotional, and neuroendocrine considerations. Dev. Brain Dysfunct. 8:199-217
8. Bernard S, Enayati A, Redwood L, Roger H, Binstock T. Autism: a novel form of mercury poisoning. Med Hypotheses. 2001
9. Binstock T.  Intra-monocyte pathogens delineate autism subgroups. Med Hypotheses. 2001 Apr;56(4):523-31.
10. Binstock T. Anterior insular cortex: linking intestinal pathology and brain function in autism-spectrum subgroups. Med Hypotheses. 2001 Dec;57(6):714-7.
11. Bernard S, Enayati A, Roger H, Binstock T, Redwood L.  The role of mercury in the pathogenesis of autism. Mol Psychiatry. 2002;7 Suppl 2:S42-3.
12. Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D., Teresa Binstock, Jack Zimmerman, Ph.D., et al. Children With Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fourth Edition, 2009.
13. A nurse's review of Children with Starving Brains.
14. Binstock, T. Progress in Gastrointestinal Research and its Relationship to Immunity in Autism. CSB.
15. Binstock, T. Autism, Metals, and the Mercury in Vaccines... p293, CSB 4th ed 2009.
16. Binstock, T. Intra-Body Toxins. CSB.
17. Binstock, T. Mitochondrial Concerns. p330-42, CSB 4th ed 2009.
18. ADHD: An overview (a mildly annotated bibliography)

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