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Dr. Ryan Shugarman, MD

Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Shugarman

Ryan S. Shugarman, MD, PLLC - Clinical & Forensic Psychiatrist

901 N Washington St Ste 601 Alexandria, VA 22314

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Dr. Ryan Shugarman, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.

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I have been seeking a psychiatrist in the area. I read several reviews from several practices and decided to contact Dr. Shugarman's practice. Psychiatrists are hard to find in Alexandria so I was excited to hear, after emailing, that the practice was accepting new clients. After a long back and forth with the assistant, Tiffany Cepeda, I was informed that a DIFFERENT doctor would be contacting me. I emailed back with my confusion and was informed that Dr. Shugarman was not available and Dr. Rives was a different doctor that practices in Dr. Shugarmam's practice. I was treated like I did not understand how private practices work and like the confusion was due to my misunderstanding. Dr. Rives in not mentioned on their poorly designed website whatsoever and even on websites like psychologytoday he is not even mentioned under Network. I asked if Dr. Rives had his own website or if there was any information about this random doctor that was all of a sudden mentioned, and was told that no
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Top credentials. Helped me tremendously with several difficult issues. Provides therapy and medications as indicated. He makes it easy to talk about anything. I have great trust in him and recommend him very highly.
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consistent, professional, yet personable, top quality care and services ... one of the best in the industry
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I recently parted ways with Dr. Shugarman after 4 years. The main reason is that he started pushing ECT on me, which I wanted no part of. It was also often hard to convince him that the most recent med I was on was putting my anxiety on overload. However—he is kind, competent, and professional. He aggressively attempted to treat my illness with many different approaches (including a year-long fight with my insurance company) for which I am grateful. He is worth trying. I just needed a new route.
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I have been seeing Dr. Sugarman for 3 years for Bipolar condition which I've had all my life. As an older person, I've seen a number of psychiatrists over my life while living in other states. He is the best. He understands the problems of older people as they work with bipolar disorder. His suggestions, recommendations, and medication prescriptions have always been helpful. I would recommend him to anyone.
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About Me

I am board-certified in general and forensic psychiatry and always approach care and evaluations thoughtfully and respectfully, striving to deliver excellent clinical care to my patients and to conduct comprehensive forensic consultations. In my clin...


  • Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


University Of Pittsburgh-Presbyterian Shadyside
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Pittsburgh-Presbyterian Shadyside
Residency Hospital
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
Cornell University
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Resident Nominee, 21st Annual Rappeport Fellowship, 2007
  • Finalist, American Psychoanalytic Association's Fellowship Program, 2007

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ADHD and-or ADD

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Dr. Shugarman treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Shugarman treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Dr. Shugarman treats Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Shugarman treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder

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Dr. Shugarman treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Shugarman treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Shugarman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Behavioral Diseases
  • Acute Insomnia
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • ADHD Testing
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Affective Disorders, Psychotic
  • Age-Related Cognitive Decline
  • Agitated Depression
  • Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
  • Amotivational Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Apathy
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Asthenia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Hyperactive Impulsive Type
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type
  • Attention Problems
  • Atypical Depression
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Beck's Triad
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Benzodiazepine Abuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Bipolar IV Disorder
  • Bipolar V Disorder
  • Bipolar VI Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Caffeine Addiction
  • Caffeine-Related Disorders
  • Chemical Addiction
  • Chronic Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Combat Stress Reaction
  • Compulsions
  • Compulsive Face Picking
  • Compulsive Finger Picking
  • Compulsive Scalp Picking
  • Counseling Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Delusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disordered Eating
  • Dissociative Amnesia
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative Fugue
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Double Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Dyssomnia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Egomania
  • Emotional Disability
  • Emotional Stress
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Endogenous Depression
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Episodic Concentration Difficulty
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Excessive Dieting
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • FAA Flight Physical Class I
  • FAA Flight Physical Class II
  • FAA Flight Physical Class III
  • FAA Physical Examination
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fear of Open Places
  • Fear of Sharp Things
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Grief
  • Grief Therapy
  • Hallucinations
  • Homosexual Issues
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypomania
  • Hysteria
  • Ideas of Reference
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Impaired Cognition
  • Industrial Injury
  • Inherited Conditions
  • Insanity
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Insurance Physical Examination
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Kleptomania
  • Late-Life Bipolar
  • Major Affective Disorder 1
  • Major Affective Disorder 2
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Episode
  • Marijuana Abuse
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Marijuana Amotivational Syndrome
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Masochistic Behavior
  • Medical-Psychiatric Issues
  • Meditation
  • Melancholic Depression
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Loss
  • Mild Chronic Pain
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Mild Depression
  • Misogyny
  • Mixed-State Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nervous Breakdown
  • Neurosis
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Nightmare Disorder
  • Non-Affective Psychosis
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Overeating
  • Overweight
  • Pain Disorder
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
  • Panic Disorder Without Agorapobia
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Paraphilias
  • Persistent Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phase of Life Problem
  • Phobia
  • Physical Addiction
  • Polysubstance Dependence
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Preoccupation With Food
  • Pre-School Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Preventive Care
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Addiction
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Puerperal Psychosis
  • Rape Trauma Syndrome
  • Reactive Depression
  • Recurrent Hypersomnia
  • Relationship Issues
  • Residual ADHD
  • Sadism
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Seasonal Concentration Difficulty
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Sedative Abuse
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Injury Behavior
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Severe Depression
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Aversion Disorder
  • Sexual Desire Disorders
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Shared Psychotic Disorder
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Situational Depression
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Smoking-Related Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Spiritual Problems
  • Stress
  • Stress-Related Asthma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Summer Affective Disorder
  • Tactile Hallucinations
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Transgender Disorders
  • Transsexualism
  • Trichotillomania
  • Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
  • Visual Hallucinations
  • Weight Cycling
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Wellness Examination
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Workplace Depression
  • Work-Related Injuries


Ryan S. Shugarman, MD, PLLC - Clinical & Forensic Psychiatrist

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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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