Richard Liu



  1. Liu R, Jones R, Spirito A. Is Adolescent Suicidal Ideation Continuous or Categorical? A Taxometric Analysis. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2015;43:1459-66 pubmed publisher
    ..The current findings suggest that suicidal ideation in depressed adolescents is dimensional. The implication of these findings for research, theory, and suicidal risk assessment strategies are discussed. ..
  2. Nestor B, Cheek S, Liu R. Ethnic and racial differences in mental health service utilization for suicidal ideation and behavior in a nationally representative sample of adolescents. J Affect Disord. 2016;202:197-202 pubmed publisher
  3. Trout Z, Hernandez E, Kleiman E, Liu R. Prospective prediction of first lifetime suicide attempts in a multi-site study of substance users. J Psychiatr Res. 2017;84:35-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Findings suggest that future clinical work and research would benefit from considering these factors when identifying individuals at heightened risk of making a first suicide attempt. ..
  4. Hernandez E, Trout Z, Liu R. Vulnerability-specific stress generation: Childhood emotional abuse and the mediating role of depressogenic interpersonal processes. Child Abuse Negl. 2016;62:132-141 pubmed publisher
  5. Liu R, Cheek S, Nestor B. Non-suicidal self-injury and life stress: A systematic meta-analysis and theoretical elaboration. Clin Psychol Rev. 2016;47:1-14 pubmed publisher
    ..The current review concludes with a theoretical elaboration of the association between NSSI and life stress, with the aim of providing a conceptual framework to guide future study in this area. ..
  6. Liu R. Substance Use Disorders in Adolescence Exist along Continua: Taxometric Evidence in an Epidemiological Sample. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017;45:1577-1586 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings are also consistent with theoretical conceptualizations of SUDs as having multi-causal etiologies, and have implications for current diagnostic conceptualizations of SUDs. ..
  7. Liu R, Hernandez E, Trout Z, Kleiman E, Bozzay M. Depression, social support, and long-term risk for coronary heart disease in a 13-year longitudinal epidemiological study. Psychiatry Res. 2017;251:36-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Clinical interventions focusing on the development of social support systems are important not only for addressing depression itself, but also for associated long-term physical health outcomes. ..
  8. Liu R. Characterizing the course of non-suicidal self-injury: A cognitive neuroscience perspective. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017;80:159-165 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, potential mechanisms are articulated for the development of chronic NSSI within this conceptual framework and recommendations presented for empirically evaluating this conceptualization of NSSI in future research in this area. ..
  9. Liu R, Trout Z, Hernandez E, Cheek S, Gerlus N. A behavioral and cognitive neuroscience perspective on impulsivity, suicide, and non-suicidal self-injury: Meta-analysis and recommendations for future research. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..Longitudinal research is required to clarify the prognostic value of behavioral and cognitive impulsivity for short-term risk for self-harm. ..

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  1. Liu R, Burke T, Abramson L, Alloy L. The Behavioral Approach System (BAS) Model of Vulnerability to Bipolar Disorder: Evidence of a Continuum in BAS Sensitivity across Adolescence. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..Clinical and research implications for the assessment of BSD-related vulnerability are discussed. ..
  2. Liu R, Scopelliti K, Pittman S, Zamora A. Childhood maltreatment and non-suicidal self-injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry. 2018;5:51-64 pubmed publisher
    ..National Institute of Mental Health. ..