Taina Nieminen-von Wendt

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Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Insomnia is a frequent finding in adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 3:12. 2003
  2. ncbi A quantitative controlled MRI study of the brain in 28 persons with Asperger syndrome
    T Nieminen-von Wendt
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents Child Neurology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Circumpolar Health 61:22-35. 2002
  3. ncbi Changes in cerebral blood flow in Asperger syndrome during theory of mind tasks presented by the auditory route
    Taina Nieminen-von Wendt
    Department of Child Neurology, Hospital for Children and Adolescents Helsinki University Central Hospital, 280, 00029 HYKS, Finland
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 12:178-89. 2003
  4. ncbi Increased presynaptic dopamine function in Asperger syndrome
    Taina S Nieminen-von Wendt
    Department of Child Neurology, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PL 280, FIN 00029 HYKS, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuroreport 15:757-60. 2004
  5. ncbi Asperger syndrome, alexithymia and perception of sleep
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuropsychobiology 49:64-70. 2004
  6. ncbi Sleep in young adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuropsychobiology 50:147-52. 2004
  7. ncbi Childhood inattention and hyperactivity symptoms self-reported by adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychopathology 39:49-54. 2006
  8. pmc Subjective face recognition difficulties, aberrant sensibility, sleeping disturbances and aberrant eating habits in families with Asperger syndrome
    Taina Nieminen-von Wendt
    Department of Child Neurology, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 5:20. 2005
  9. ncbi Effectiveness of melatonin in the treatment of sleep disturbances in children with Asperger disorder
    E Juulia Paavonen
    Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Lastenlinnantie 11 C 29, PO Box 280, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 13:83-95. 2003
  10. ncbi Actigraphic assessment of sleep in young adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:206-8. 2005

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Publications16

  1. pmc Insomnia is a frequent finding in adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 3:12. 2003
    ..It is probable that sleep difficulties are present in adulthood as well. Our hypothesis was that adults with AS suffer from difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep and nonrestorative sleep (insomnia)...
  2. ncbi A quantitative controlled MRI study of the brain in 28 persons with Asperger syndrome
    T Nieminen-von Wendt
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents Child Neurology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Circumpolar Health 61:22-35. 2002
    ..As structural brain abnormalities have been reported in infantile autism, the aim of this study was to determine whether such findings also exist in Asperger Syndrome (AS)...
  3. ncbi Changes in cerebral blood flow in Asperger syndrome during theory of mind tasks presented by the auditory route
    Taina Nieminen-von Wendt
    Department of Child Neurology, Hospital for Children and Adolescents Helsinki University Central Hospital, 280, 00029 HYKS, Finland
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 12:178-89. 2003
    ..It was concluded that the activation pattern was mainly in agreement with earlier studies using comparable stimuli administered differently. There was no support for a right hemisphere specific dysfunction...
  4. ncbi Increased presynaptic dopamine function in Asperger syndrome
    Taina S Nieminen-von Wendt
    Department of Child Neurology, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PL 280, FIN 00029 HYKS, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuroreport 15:757-60. 2004
    ..Partially similar results have also been obtained in schizophrenia, suggesting an overlap not only of the clinical features but also of pathogenesis...
  5. ncbi Asperger syndrome, alexithymia and perception of sleep
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuropsychobiology 49:64-70. 2004
    ..It is possible that alexithymic traits predispose to anxiety, which in turn lowers the sleep quality in AS adults. Alternatively, low sleep quality might be due to AS itself...
  6. ncbi Sleep in young adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuropsychobiology 50:147-52. 2004
    ..It seems that nonorganic insomnia, due to anxiety inherent in AS, is responsible for the low sleep quality in these subjects...
  7. ncbi Childhood inattention and hyperactivity symptoms self-reported by adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychopathology 39:49-54. 2006
    ..As these disorders have their origin in childhood, instruments for retrospective evaluation of childhood behavior are needed...
  8. pmc Subjective face recognition difficulties, aberrant sensibility, sleeping disturbances and aberrant eating habits in families with Asperger syndrome
    Taina Nieminen-von Wendt
    Department of Child Neurology, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 5:20. 2005
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  9. ncbi Effectiveness of melatonin in the treatment of sleep disturbances in children with Asperger disorder
    E Juulia Paavonen
    Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Lastenlinnantie 11 C 29, PO Box 280, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 13:83-95. 2003
    ..001). In conclusion, melatonin may provide an interesting new and well-tolerated treatment option for children with Asperger disorder suffering from chronic insomnia. However, these results must be confirmed in a controlled study...
  10. ncbi Actigraphic assessment of sleep in young adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:206-8. 2005
    ..The subjective low sleep quality in patients was not reflected in actigraphic assessment of sleep. This finding suggests that pervasive anxiety inherent in persons with Asperger syndrome predisposes them to insomnia complaints...
  11. ncbi Auditory cortical change detection in adults with Asperger syndrome
    Tuulia Lepistö
    Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, P O Box 9, University of Helsinki, and Department of Child Neurology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Neurosci Lett 414:136-40. 2007
    ..The results are consistent with those reported earlier in children with AS, except for the duration-MMN, which was diminished in children and enhanced in adults...
  12. ncbi Sleep in children with Asperger syndrome
    E Juulia Paavonen
    Department of Child Psychiatry, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Lastenlinnantie 2, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:41-51. 2008
    ..Child-reported sleeping problems were also more prevalent in the AS group than in controls (58% vs. 7%). The results suggest that sleep disturbances should be routinely evaluated in children with AS...
  13. doi Comparison of diagnostic methods for asperger syndrome
    Kristiina Kopra
    Department of Child Neurology, HUCH Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki, Finland
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1567-73. 2008
    ..48), and the lowest between the Gillberg & Gillberg and Szatmari criteria (Kappa coefficient -0.21). The poor agreement between these sets of diagnostic criteria compromises the comparability of studies on AS...
  14. ncbi Clinical neurological abnormalities in young adults with Asperger syndrome
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, and Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Physiology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 60:253-5. 2006
    ..Consistent with other features of AS, neurological abnormalities seem to persist into adulthood...
  15. doi Language abilities of children with Asperger syndrome
    Satu Saalasti
    Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1574-80. 2008
    ..The results suggest that receptive language processes should be studied in detail in children with AS...
  16. doi Analysis of 9p24 and 11p12-13 regions in autism spectrum disorders: rs1340513 in the JMJD2C gene is associated with ASDs in Finnish sample
    Katri Kantojärvi
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatr Genet 20:102-8. 2010
    ..Considering the common metabolic pathway and recent results from association studies both in OCD and ASDs, a question, whether there is common molecular background in ASDs and OCD, was raised...