As a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher, I have over 15 years of experience treating and conducting research with families of children with psychopathology, particularly attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
As a clinician, I am focused on diagnostic clarification of child psychopathology especially for complex cases. I use research-grade assessment measures including diagnostic interviews, parent, youth and teacher rating scales, and specialty clinician administered scales as needed to complete comprehensive diagnostic evaluations. To schedule an appointment, please call the Kennedy Krieger Institute intake line at: 443-923-9400 and request a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Seymour (Outpatient Psychiatry)
As a researcher, my work has focused on elucidating the biobehavioral mechanisms underlying emotion regulation (ER) deficits such as emotional face processing affective processing bias and frustration tolerance in children with ADHD using affective neuroscience techniques including: computerized behavioral tasks to probe ER, collection of physiological data related to ER, and multimodal neuroimaging. I have extensive training in the use of computerized behavioral tasks to probe ER including data collection, processing and analysis. In collaboration with Stewart Mostofsky, MD and his Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, I have designed and am piloting a novel behavioral frustration task in children with ADHD. Further, as supported by an NIMH Career Development Award (K23) designed to examine biobehavioral correlates of frustration in children with ADHD, I am integrating structural and functional neuroimaging methods into my research under the mentorship of Dr. Mostofsky. 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.