Dr. Ryan Shugarman, MD


Forensic Psychiatry | Male

(703) 596-1024
Dr. Ryan Shugarman, MD
Dr. Ryan Shugarman, MD is a forensic psychiatry doctor who practices in Alexandria, VA. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

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Dr. Shugarman's Care Philosophy

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 clinical practice, I treat a variety of psychiatric conditions and offer both medication management and psychotherapy services. In my forensic practice, I have experience in performing both civil and criminal assessments. Visit my website for more info.

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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.
in Alexandria, VA |
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.
Alexandria, VA |
I would not recommend Dr Shugarman for any outpt. tx. I saw him for a couple of visits and his MO is to use the training and/or internship he learned at St. Elizabeth's hospital in D.C. I found him to be very difficult to talk with and I have seen other psych docs in my life who listen, are flexible and willing to help each patient individually. Dr. Shugarman has much to learn about treating patients with mental illness on an individual basis and not group us all in the same category.
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    Dr. Shugarman's Care Philosophy

    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 clinical practice, I treat a variety of psychiatric conditions and offer both medication management and psychotherapy services. In my forensic practice, I have experience in performing both civil and criminal assessments. Visit my website for more info.

    Dr. Shugarman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
    •  Board certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

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

    Conditions Treated

    • ADHD and-or ADD
    • Acute Behavioral Diseases
    • Acute Insomnia
    • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
    • Addiction
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Adolescent Depression
    • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
    • Affective Disorders, Psychotic
    • Age-Related Cognitive Decline
    • Agitated Depression
    • Akinetic Mutism
    • Alcohol Related Disorders
    • Alcoholic Paranoia
    • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
    • Amnesia
    • Amotivational Syndrome
    • Amphetamine Abuse
    • Anorexia
    • Antisocial Behavior
    • Antisocial Personality Disorder
    • 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
    • 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)
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brief Psychotic Disorder
    • Bulimia
    • Caffeine Addiction
    • Caffeine-Related Disorders
    • Capgras' Syndrome
    • Catatonia
    • Catatonic Depression
    • Chemical Addiction
    • Chronic Depression
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Cocaine Addiction
    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Combat Stress Reaction
    • Compulsions
    • Compulsive Face Picking
    • Compulsive Finger Picking
    • Compulsive Scalp Picking
    • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
    • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
    • Delirium
    • Delusion
    • Delusional Disorder
    • Dementia
    • Dementia - Parkinsonian
    • Dependent Personality Disorder
    • Depersonalization Disorder
    • Depression
    • Depressive Disorders
    • Depressive Episode
    • Disordered Eating
    • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
    • Dissociative Amnesia
    • Dissociative Disorder
    • Dissociative Fugue
    • Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Double Depression
    • Drug Abuse
    • Drug-Induced Insomnia
    • Dyssomnia
    • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
    • Eating Disorders
    • Egomania
    • Emotional Disability
    • Emotional Stress
    • Endogenous Depression
    • Endogenous Insomnia
    • Episodic Concentration Difficulty
    • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    • Excessive Dieting
    • Factitious Disorders
    • Fatigue
    • Fear of Open Places
    • Fear of Sharp Things
    • Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Gender Dysphoria
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Geriatric Depression
    • Grief
    • Hallucinations
    • Histrionic Personality Disorder
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexual Issues
    • Hyperactive Behavior
    • Hypochondriasis
    • Hypomania
    • Hysteria
    • Ideas of Reference
    • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
    • Impaired Cognition
    • Industrial Injury
    • Inherited Conditions
    • Insanity
    • Insomnia
    • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
    • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
    • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
    • Kleptomania
    • Late-Life Bipolar
    • Lewy Body Dementia
    • 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
    • Melancholic Depression
    • Memory Disorders
    • Mental Disorders Related to Alzheimers
    • Mental Disorders Related to Huntington's Disease
    • Mild Chronic Pain
    • Mild Cognitive Impairment
    • Mild Depression
    • Misogyny
    • Mixed-State Bipolar Disorder
    • Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
    • Mood Disorders
    • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    • Nerve Diseases
    • Nervous Breakdown
    • Neurosis
    • Nicotine Addiction
    • Nightmare Disorder
    • Non-Affective Psychosis
    • Obesity
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Organic Mood Syndrome
    • Organic Personality Syndrome
    • Overeating
    • Overweight
    • Pain Disorder
    • Panic Attack
    • Panic Disorder
    • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
    • Panic Disorder Without Agorapobia
    • Paranoid Personality Disorder
    • Paraphilias
    • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
    • Persistent Anxiety
    • Personality Disorders
    • Phase of Life Problem
    • Phobia
    • Physical Addiction
    • Polysubstance Dependence
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Postpartum Depression
    • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
    • Premenstrual Syndrome
    • Preoccupation With Food
    • Prescription Drug Abuse
    • Primary Insomnia
    • Problem Sleepiness
    • Psychiatric Diseases
    • Psychiatric Issues in Palliative Care
    • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
    • Psychogenic Cough
    • Psychogenic Headache
    • Psychological Addiction
    • Psychological Disorders
    • Psychophysiological Insomnia
    • Psychosis
    • 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-Induced Water Intoxication and Schizophrenic Disorders Syndrome
    • 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 Induced Delirium
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Substance Withdrawal
    • Substance Withdrawal Delirium
    • Substance-Induced Disorders
    • Substance-Induced Mood Disorders
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Summer Affective Disorder
    • Tactile Hallucinations
    • Tobacco Withdrawal
    • Transgender Disorders
    • Transsexualism
    • Trichotillomania
    • Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
    • Visual Hallucinations
    • Weight Cycling
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
    • Wernicke's Disease
    • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
    • Withdrawal Delirium
    • Work-Related Injuries
    • Workplace Depression


    • Medical School
      University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2004

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

      Completed in 2005

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Pittsburgh-Presbyterian Shadyside

      Completed in 2008

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Pittsburgh-Presbyterian Shadyside

      Completed in 2009

    • Undergraduate School
      Weill Cornell Medical College

      Graduated in 2000

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Psychiatry

    Procedures Performed

    • ADHD Testing
    • Behavior Modification
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Counseling Services
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Disability Evaluation
    • Employment Physical Examination
    • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • FAA Flight Physical Class I
    • FAA Flight Physical Class II
    • FAA Flight Physical Class III
    • FAA Physical Examination
    • Grief Therapy
    • Insurance Physical Examination
    • Meditation
    • Pre-School Neuropsychological Assessment
    • Preventive Care
    • Psychiatric Evaluation
    • Psychological Testing
    • Suicide Intervention
    • Wellness Examination
    • Worker's Compensation Evaluations