Dr. Sussman is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who evaluates and treats people of all ages with excessive screen time-related problems. As an author of peer-reviewed literature and a frequent public speaker and expert consultant, he is a leading expert on internet and video game addiction.

He is dedicated to helping people achieve a more balanced relationship with digital technology...
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Clifford Sussman, MD

is internationally known as a pioneer in treating internet and video game addiction. He has been in private practice in psychiatry for children, adolescents, and young adults in Washington, DC since 2008. He has been featured as an authority on screen use related issues throughout the media and peer reviewed literature. He has presented on the topic to audiences of all types and sizes at conferences, hospitals, schools, and other venues locally and internationally.

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.

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Talks and Presentations

Dr. Sussman is available for psychoeducational talks on internet and video game addiction for all age groups, parents, educators, and health professionals. He is also available as a professional expert consultant. Please call 202-248-4346 or send an email to
for details.

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For Parents

Struggling with screens in your family during the Pandemic? Click here for Dr. Sussman's highly acclaimed  Free 1 hour Webinar  from Operation Parent entitled Managing Excessive Screen Time and Gaming During Covid 19.

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For Professionals

The Ross Center presents:

Assessment and Treatment of Digital Use Disorders

Featuring Dr. Sussman's 6 module online course for professionals in assessment and treatment of problematic screen use.