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Clifford Sussman, MD has a private practice in psychiatry for children, adolescents, and young adults in Washington, DC. He is one of the only psychiatrists in the region with experience in treating digital technology addiction.

Dr. Sussman is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed an adult psychiatry residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA, and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Sussman provides psychotherapy and medications as indicated, often in combination, with an emphasis on care that is interactive and customized to best meet the individual needs of the client. He does this by integrating his skills and experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), other supportive therapies, and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Sussman is available for a limited number of psychoeducational talks on digital technology addiction for all age groups, parents, educators, and health professionals. He offers reduced speaker fees on weekends and before 2pm on weekdays. Please call 202-248-4346 or send an email to for details.

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Featured Video:

How Does Internet Use and Gaming Affect the Brain?

From the new video series on

Do My Kids Have Internet or Gaming Addiction?(...Do I?)
By Clifford Sussman, MD



Dr. Sussman can be seen live at the following events in 2017:

October 17th, 7:15pm: ADHD: Transitioning into Adulthood From Middle School to Age 30 (Panel Discussion sponsored by CHADD), Nora School, Silver Spring, MD

October 25th, 3pm: Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age (Film viewing and panel discussion with guest speaker Delaney Ruston, MD), AACAP annual meeting, Washington, DC

October 26th, 8:30 am: Tell Me About Your Motherboard: Diagnosing and Treating Internet Gaming Disorder and Other Online Addictions (symposium), AACAP annual meeting, Washington, DC

December 8th, 12:15 pm: Tell me About Your Motherboard: A psychotherapist's Guide to Internet and Video Game Addiction (Case Conference for Baltimore Washington Institute of Psychoanalysis), River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, MD


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5410 Connecticut Ave NW,
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Dr. Sussman received a Patient's Choice Award in 2014