H Niederhofer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Innsbruck
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Therapy of tic disorders apparently of organic origin in a multi-morbid 5-year-old patient with lofexidine (Britlofex) and clonidine (Catapressan)]
    H Niederhofer
    Abteilung für Kinder und Jugendpsychiatrie, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck
    Wien Med Wochenschr 151:327-8. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Selegiline and methylphenidate in treatment of ADHD
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychiatr Danub 15:3-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint About the association between attachment and temperament at the age of 6 months
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychiatr Danub 15:7-12. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of disulfiram and placebo in treatment of alcohol dependence of adolescents
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Christian Doppler Clinic, A 5020, Salzburg, Austria
    Drug Alcohol Rev 22:295-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Brief report: melatonin facilitates sleep in individuals with mental retardation and insomnia
    H Niederhofer
    Chrisitan Doppler Klinik, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    J Autism Dev Disord 33:469-72. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint An open trial of buspirone in the treatment of attention-deficit disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Hospital Bozen, I 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:489-92. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Tianeptine: a novel strategy of psychopharmacological treatment of children with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Department of Pediatria, I 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:389-93. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Acamprosate and its efficacy in treating alcohol dependent adolescents
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Christian Doppler Klinik, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 12:144-8. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint [Therapy refractory depression: symptom improvement after antidepressant and methylphenidate combination therapy]
    H Niederhofer
    Abteilung für Kinder und Jugendpsychiatrie, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck
    Wien Med Wochenschr 152:578-80. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint A placebo-controlled study of lofexidine in the treatment of children with tic disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Christian Doppler Klinik, Department of Neurology, Salzburg, Austria
    J Psychopharmacol 17:113-9. 2003

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint [Therapy of tic disorders apparently of organic origin in a multi-morbid 5-year-old patient with lofexidine (Britlofex) and clonidine (Catapressan)]
    H Niederhofer
    Abteilung für Kinder und Jugendpsychiatrie, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck
    Wien Med Wochenschr 151:327-8. 2001
    ..Lofexidine (Britlofex) medication did not reduce Tic symptomatology, but showed remarkable sedative effects. Family therapy and Clonidine (Catapressan) medication reduced symptomatology significantly...
  2. ncbi request reprint Selegiline and methylphenidate in treatment of ADHD
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychiatr Danub 15:3-6. 2003
    ..Methylphenidate was administered four times/day, Selegiline was administered twice a day only. The Mann-Whitney-U-Test suggested, that there was no significant difference of improvement between Selegiline and Methylphenidate...
  3. ncbi request reprint About the association between attachment and temperament at the age of 6 months
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychiatr Danub 15:7-12. 2003
    ..Secure attachment may not stand for easy children. Altogether, attachment and temperament are two separate behavior conducts, that are only poorly associated...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of disulfiram and placebo in treatment of alcohol dependence of adolescents
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Christian Doppler Clinic, A 5020, Salzburg, Austria
    Drug Alcohol Rev 22:295-7. 2003
    ..In some cases, disulfiram may be an effective and well-tolerated pharmacological adjunct to psychosocial and behavioural treatment programmes for treatment of adolescent alcohol-dependent patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Brief report: melatonin facilitates sleep in individuals with mental retardation and insomnia
    H Niederhofer
    Chrisitan Doppler Klinik, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    J Autism Dev Disord 33:469-72. 2003
    ..3 mg) restored sleep efficiency (p < 0.0001), acting principally in the midthird of the night; it also elevated plasma melatonin levels (p < 0.0008) to normal. The lowest dose (0.1 mg) also improved sleep...
  6. ncbi request reprint An open trial of buspirone in the treatment of attention-deficit disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Hospital Bozen, I 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:489-92. 2003
    ..The use of buspirone was studied as an alternative because of its longer excretion half-life, decreased sedative side effects and more selective binding profile...
  7. ncbi request reprint Tianeptine: a novel strategy of psychopharmacological treatment of children with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Department of Pediatria, I 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:389-93. 2003
    ..Few controlled psychopharmacological trials have been conducted in autistic children to determine which agents may be effective for these associated features...
  8. ncbi request reprint Acamprosate and its efficacy in treating alcohol dependent adolescents
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Christian Doppler Klinik, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 12:144-8. 2003
    ..Previous studies have suggested that acamprosate may help to prevent such relapse. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy and safety of long-term acamprosate treatment in alcohol dependence of adolescents...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Therapy refractory depression: symptom improvement after antidepressant and methylphenidate combination therapy]
    H Niederhofer
    Abteilung für Kinder und Jugendpsychiatrie, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck
    Wien Med Wochenschr 152:578-80. 2002
    ..A combination of antidepressants and methylphenidate seems to be an effective new option for the treatment of "therapy resistant" depressions...
  10. ncbi request reprint A placebo-controlled study of lofexidine in the treatment of children with tic disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Christian Doppler Klinik, Department of Neurology, Salzburg, Austria
    J Psychopharmacol 17:113-9. 2003
    ..Lofexidine was associated with insignificant decreases in blood pressure and pulse. Lofexidine appears to be a safe and effective treatment for children with tic disorders and ADHD...
  11. doi request reprint Panax ginseng may improve some symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    H Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Hospital Bozen, Bolzano, Italy
    J Diet Suppl 6:22-7. 2009
    ..In this open trial, Panax ginseng, a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, actually used as an antidepressant, has been investigated for its efficacy in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Family conflict tendency and ADHD
    H Niederhofer
    Department of Pediatrics, General Hospital of Bolzano, Via L Boehler, 5, I 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Psychol Rep 94:577-80. 2004
    ..e., almost no Verbal Disagreement may reduce Physical Punishment and Anger and Disregard and augment the Openness to another's needs and, for that reason, have protective effects on children's behaviour modulation...
  13. doi request reprint St. John's wort may improve some symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    H Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Hospital Bozen, Bolzano, Italy
    Nat Prod Res 24:203-5. 2010
    ..Although the sample size is very small and therefore generalisation is very difficult, this observation indicates that St. John's wort might be a slightly effective treatment for ADHD also...
  14. ncbi request reprint Features in families of boys with hyperkinetic and emotional disorders
    H Niederhofer
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychol Rep 92:849-52. 2003
    ..One implication is that therapists focus their efforts not only on the children with disorders but also on their families...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function and fMRI in patients with multiple sclerosis: evidence for compensatory cortical activation during an attention task
    W Staffen
    Christian Doppler Klinik, Department of Neurology, Salzburg, Austria
    Brain 125:1275-82. 2002
    ..This is an expression of neuronal plasticity during early stages of a chronic disease...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tianeptine as a slightly effective therapeutic option for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Hospital Bozen, Bolzano, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 49:130-3. 2004
    ..Because of the hypotonic side effect of clonidine, the use of tianeptine was studied as an alternative because of its longer excretion half-life, decreased sedative side effects and more selective binding profile...
  17. doi request reprint Observational study: Matricaria chamomilla may improve some symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    H Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Hospital Bozen, Via Guncina 54 A, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Phytomedicine 16:284-6. 2009
    ..In this open trial, Matricaria chamomilla, a serotonin and noradrealine reuptake inhibitor, actually used as an antidepressant, has been checked for this indication...
  18. ncbi request reprint Tianeptine treating narcolepsy. Case report
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Department of Pediatrics, Bolzano, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 30:562-3. 2009
    ..5 mg for two consecutive months. One week after start of treatment improvement of both sleepiness and cataplexy could be noticed. He showed an improvement of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Score from 22 up to 16...
  19. doi request reprint Ginkgo biloba treating patients with attention-deficit disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Hospital Bozen, I 39100 Bolzano BZ, Italy
    Phytother Res 24:26-7. 2010
    ..This preliminary study indicates that Ginkgo biloba might be a beneficial and useful treatment of ADD, with minimal side effects...
  20. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of risperidone treatment in Smith-Magenis syndrome (del 17 pll. 2)
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Department of Pediatrics, Via L Boehler, 5, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Psychiatr Danub 19:189-92. 2007
    ..This case-report describes the lowering of the aggression level of a 13 year old individual with SMS...
  21. ncbi request reprint Attributions for school success and failure by adolescent students with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Via L Boehler 5, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Psychol Rep 102:616-20. 2008
    ..Analyses confirmed that external attributions regarding luck were significantly higher for the ADHD group than for the 40 healthy controls. Implications of these findings for intervention in ADHD are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of the repetitive Transcranical Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) of 1 Hz for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Department of Pediatrics, Via L Boehler, 5, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Psychiatr Danub 20:91-2. 2008
    ..Results show a significant improvement that lasted for at least 4 weeks. Placebo control did not show any improvement...
  23. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of memory and frontal brain region in early multiple sclerosis
    Wolfgang Staffen
    Neurological Department, Christian Doppler Klinik, Ignaz Harrer Strasse 79, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 17:357-63. 2005
    ..Findings suggest a general relationship between the metabolic status of the frontal cortices and memory function...
  24. ncbi request reprint Hand preference in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    General Hospital of Bolzano, Department of Pediatrics, Via L Boehler 5, I 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Percept Mot Skills 101:808-10. 2005
    ..More patients were reported to have a left-hand preference than in the non-ADHD population. Furthermore, extent of laterality was greater for complex than simple external tasks and for external than for internal...
  25. ncbi request reprint Attachment as a component of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Via L Boehler 5, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Psychol Rep 104:645-8. 2009
    ..Attachment classification was based on responses to the Parent-Child Reunion Inventory. Of 79 insecurely attached patients, 72 presented ADHD-like symptoms, whereas only 5 of 22 securely attached showed such symptoms...
  26. doi request reprint St John's Wort treating patients with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Paediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Phytother Res 23:1521-3. 2009
    ..St John's Wort was only modestly effective in the short-term treatment of irritability in some patients with autistic disorder...
  27. ncbi request reprint A preliminary investigation of ADHD symptoms in persons with celiac disease
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
    J Atten Disord 10:200-4. 2006
    ..Several studies report a possible association of celiac disease (CD) with psychiatric and psychological disturbances, such as ADHD...
  28. ncbi request reprint Lofexidine in hyperactive and impulsive children with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:1396-7. 2002
  29. pmc Galantamine may be effective in treating autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    BMJ 325:1422. 2002
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cyanamide and placebo in the treatment of alcohol dependence of adolescents
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Christian Doppler Klinik, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Alcohol Alcohol 38:50-3. 2003
    ..Previous studies have suggested that cyanamide may help to prevent such relapse. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy and safety of long-term cyanamide treatment in alcohol dependence of adolescents...
  31. ncbi request reprint Immunoglobulins as an alternative strategy of psychopharmacological treatment of children with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:1014-5. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint [Therapy resistant major depression: improvement of symptomatology after combining antidepressants with Tianeptine (Stablon)]
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Univ Klinik für Psychiatrie, Abt für Kinder und Jugendpsychiatrie, Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychiatr Prax 30:221-2. 2003
    ..Nevertheless, in some cases therapy resistance is observed. In these cases, neuroleptics are used as an alternative. Recently, Tianeptin (Stablon) has also been used for the treatment of depressive disorders...
  33. ncbi request reprint Also Topiramate might have some benefit in psychopharmacological treatment of autism
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Med Hypotheses 70:455. 2008
  34. ncbi request reprint Atomoxetine treating patients with Autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Autism 10:647-9. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint St. John's wort may diminish methylphenidate's efficacy in treating patients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Med Hypotheses 68:1189. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Treating inhalant abuse with buspirone
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Am J Addict 16:69. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint Tianeptine may be a useful adjunct in the treatment of alcohol dependence of adolescents
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:136. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Bupropion may support psychosocial treatment of nicotine-dependent adolescents: preliminary results
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Outpatient Clinic, Innsbruck, Austria
    Pharmacotherapy 24:1524-8. 2004
    ..To assess the efficacy and safety of long-term bupropion therapy for nicotine dependence in adolescents...
  39. ncbi request reprint Elevated blood pressure may cause volume reductions of temporal areas and induce psychotic episodes
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Med Hypotheses 66:206-7. 2006
  40. ncbi request reprint The importance of early physical trauma in the development of autism
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Med Hypotheses 66:441-2. 2006
  41. ncbi request reprint Serum cholinesterase levels elevated in patients suffering from ADHD
    Helmut Niederhofer
    J Atten Disord 9:382-3. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint Glutamate antagonists seem to be slightly effective in psychopharmacologic treatment of autism
    Helmut Niederhofer
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 27:317-8. 2007
  43. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone therapy may diminish olanzapine serum level
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Med Hypotheses 67:994. 2006
  44. ncbi request reprint No evidence for interactions between oral anticoagulants and sertraline
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Med Hypotheses 67:1461. 2006
  45. ncbi request reprint Treating autism pharmacologically: also tacrine might improve symptomatology in some cases
    Helmut Niederhofer
    J Child Neurol 22:1054; author reply 1054-5. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint Is atomoxetine also effective in patients suffering from Tourette syndrome?
    Helmut Niederhofer
    J Child Neurol 21:823. 2006