Herman Niederhofer

Summary

Country: Germany

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Donepezil also effective in the treatment of Tourette's syndrome?
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Mov Disord 21:2027. 2006
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. doi request reprint First preliminary results of an observation of Panax ginseng treatment in patients with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Paediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
    J Diet Suppl 6:342-6. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Bright light treatment as mono-therapy of non-seasonal depression for 28 adolescents
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Saechsisches Krankenhaus Rodewisch, Rodewisch, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract 16:233-7. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Agomelatine treatment with adolescents with ADHD
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Saechsisches Krankenhaus D 08228, Rodewisch, Germany
    J Atten Disord 16:530-2. 2012
  9. pmc European consensus statement on diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD: The European Network Adult ADHD
    Sandra J J Kooij
    PsyQ, psycho medische programma s, Department Adult ADHD, Carel Reinierszkade 197, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 10:67. 2010
  10. 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

Collaborators

  • Markus Huber
  • Sandra J J Kooij
  • Miquel Casas-Brugué
  • Susanne Bejerot
  • Pierre Oswald
  • Stefano Pallanti
  • Pieter J Carpentier
  • Johanna Krause
  • John Fayyad
  • Carlos Nunes-Filipe
  • Herve Caci
  • Michael Fitzgerald
  • Iris Manor
  • Andrew Blackwell
  • Veronique Gaillac
  • Karin Foeken
  • Steven Stes
  • Artemios Pehlivanidis
  • Chantal Henry
  • Ylva Ginsberg
  • Maria Rastam
  • Martin D Ohlmeier
  • Doris Ryffel-Rawak
  • Philip Asherson
  • Dan Edvinsson
  • Josep A Ramos-Quiroga
  • Michael B Lensing

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Donepezil also effective in the treatment of Tourette's syndrome?
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Mov Disord 21:2027. 2006
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. doi request reprint First preliminary results of an observation of Panax ginseng treatment in patients with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Paediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
    J Diet Suppl 6:342-6. 2009
    ..There was some improvement, which suggests some benefits of Panax ginseng, at least as an add-on therapy...
  7. doi request reprint Bright light treatment as mono-therapy of non-seasonal depression for 28 adolescents
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Saechsisches Krankenhaus Rodewisch, Rodewisch, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract 16:233-7. 2012
    ..Bright light therapy, an effective therapeutic option for depressive adults, could provide safe, economic, and effective rapid recovery also in adolescents...
  8. doi request reprint Agomelatine treatment with adolescents with ADHD
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Saechsisches Krankenhaus D 08228, Rodewisch, Germany
    J Atten Disord 16:530-2. 2012
    ..As ADHD has been associated with sleep disorders, it is assumed that Agomelatiine might serve as a therapeutic alternative to treat patients with the ADHD refractory to first line medications...
  9. pmc European consensus statement on diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD: The European Network Adult ADHD
    Sandra J J Kooij
    PsyQ, psycho medische programma s, Department Adult ADHD, Carel Reinierszkade 197, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 10:67. 2010
    ..The evidence on persistence poses several difficulties for adult psychiatry considering the lack of expertise for diagnostic assessment, limited treatment options and patient facilities across Europe...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint [The importance of family coherence for mentally handicapped children]
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Italy
    Psychiatr Danub 18:79-82. 2006
    ..So we think, that on the one hand good coherence might reduce symptomatology and that on the other hand family's features have protective effects on handicapped children...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint ["Seasonal" hyperkinetic disorder in adolescence: Improvement of symptomatology caused by additional light therapy]
    Herman Niederhofer
    Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Via L Boehler, 5, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Psychiatr Danub 18:212-6. 2006
    ..After having explored the seasonal association of the symptomatology, additional light therapy brought a remarkable improvement...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prenatal maternal stress, prenatal fetal movements and perinatal temperament factors influence behavior and school marks at the age of 6 years
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Ospedale Generale di Bolzano, Divisione di Pediatria, Servizio di Neuropsichiatria infantile e d adolescenza, Bolzano, Italy
    Fetal Diagn Ther 19:160-2. 2004
    ..Only intrauterine fetal movements were associated neither with stress during pregnancy nor with early personality...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Long-term effects of prepartal mother-child-attachment]
    H Niederhofer
    Zentralkrankenhaus Bozen, Kinderabteilung, Uberbetrieblicher Dienst für Kinder und Jugendneuropsychiatrie, Bolzano Bozen, Italy
    Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol 211:82-6. 2007
    ..Prenatally secure attachment may help to beware later avoidant attachment and vice versa. As our results indicate, intrauterine fetal movements do not predict later attachment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Donepezil in the treatment of narcolepsy
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
    J Clin Sleep Med 2:71-2. 2006
    ..The patient reported in this article received donepezil, 10 mg, for 3 consecutive months and showed an improvement of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale score from 20 up to 14...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Report on incidence of right-hand preference in 18 eating disordered patients
    Helmut Niederhofer
    General Hospital of Bolzano, Department of Pediatrics, Via L Boehler 5, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Percept Mot Skills 105:705-6. 2007
    ..They completed questions regarding eight functional hand tasks. Preferred right-hand use, mainly externally directed and complex, was less represented among these eating disordered patients (14%) than in the 18 controls (58%)...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Educational practices in families with children suffering from borderline disorders and healthy volunteers in comparison]
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Zentralkrankenhaus Bozen, Kinderabteilung, multizonaler Dienst für Kinder und Jugendneuropsychiatrie 39100 Bozen, Italia
    Psychiatr Danub 17:201-4. 2005
    ..It could be shown, that there seems to be a significant influence of Borderline symptomatology on education which should make therapists focus their efforts not only on the "index" children as such but also on their families...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Features in families of autistic children and healthy controls in comparison
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Via L Boehler, 5, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Psychiatr Danub 16:133-6. 2004
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  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Left-handedness in a sample of nine patients with borderline personality disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Pediatrics, General Hospital of Bolzano, Italy
    Percept Mot Skills 99:849-52. 2004
    ..Our results for a small group are consistent with the former hypothesis of a possible right hemisphere dysfunction in patients with Borderline disorders...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study: some preliminary results of association of prenatal maternal stress and fetal movements, temperament factors in early childhood and behavior at age 2 years
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Bolzano, Via Guncina 54 A, 39100 Bolzano BZ, Italy
    Psychol Rep 95:767-70. 2004
    ..Only intrauterine fetal movements (head/arm/leg) were not associated with stress during pregnancy, temperament, or independence...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Immunoglobulins as an alternative strategy of psychopharmacological treatment of children with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:1014-5. 2003
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Lofexidine in hyperactive and impulsive children with autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:1396-7. 2002
  40. ncbi request reprint Atomoxetine also effective in patients suffering from narcolepsy?
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Sleep 28:1189. 2005
  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 Growth hormone therapy may diminish olanzapine serum level
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Med Hypotheses 67:994. 2006
  43. ncbi request reprint Atomoxetine treating patients with Autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Autism 10:647-9. 2006
  44. 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
  45. ncbi request reprint Angiotensine converting enzyme inhibitors/estrogen/cortisol: maybe an additional option in the treatment of psychiatrically disordered patients?
    Helmut Niederhofer
    Med Hypotheses 70:703-4. 2008
  46. pmc Galantamine may be effective in treating autistic disorder
    Helmut Niederhofer
    BMJ 325:1422. 2002