Karen Seymour, M.A, Ph.D.

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Dr. Karen Seymour is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Biographical Sketch: 

Dr. Seymour received her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park.

She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and completed a two-year National Institutes of Mental Health T32 postdoctoral fellowship focused on learning affective neuroscience techniques at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. 

Research Summary: 

Broadly, Dr. Seymour’s research has focused on elucidating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying emotion dysregulation in individuals with ADHD. Dr. Seymour’s research utilizes affective neuroscience techniques including: computerized behavioral tasks, physiological data and multimodal neuroimaging to better understand emotion regulation deficits in individuals with ADHD.

Currently, Dr. Seymour has two grants designed to examine poor frustration tolerance, a particularly impairing form of emotion dysregulation, in children with ADHD.

In addition, Dr. Seymour is a co-investigator on a research study examining reward responsiveness as a mechanisms underlying successful treatment of college students with ADHD who engage in problematic alcohol use. For more information about Dr. Seymour's ongoing research projects please visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/research/volunteers.html or contact LNIR@kennedykrieger.org.

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