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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.


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. 


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.