Daniel Giacomo, M.D.

Daniel Giacomo, M.D.

Daniel Giacomo, M.D.

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Treatment Philosophy

Depression is a chronic disease associated with severe distress. Antidepressants are efficacious (55-65% response rate). The data, however, also show that there is no differential effectiveness among different antidepressants. The general lack of difference between antidepressants raises the question: If no one agent is more effective then, what guides optimum treatment selection in clinical practice? Is there any way to guide the optimum antidepressant choice for a specific person? Our research has shown that the clinical responses to different antidepressants are related to depression sub-groups. Using the GIFTDS©, we identify depression subtypes that have an increased probability of responding to an specific antidepressant. The tool help us formulate a personalized treatment plan.

Personal Interests

Research using computer simulation for studing mood regulating mechanisms based on the most current biological findings.

Conditions & Procedures

Conditions

Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Pharmacology, Treatment Resistant Bipolar Disorder, Treatment Resistant Depression, Young Adult Family Issues

Procedures

Antidepressant Partial Responders, Personalized Treatment Plans, Psychopharmacology, Treatment of Depression Subtypes

General Information

Gender

Male

Affiliation

NorthShore Medical Group

Expertise

General Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology

Academic Rank

Senior Clinician Educator

Languages

English, Spanish

Board Certified

Psychiatry

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

University of Rosario, 1979

Residency

Tufts University, School of Medicine
Norristown State Hospital

Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania
Tufts New England Medical Center

Locations

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NorthShore Medical Group

909 Davis St.
Suite 160
Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.6400 847.425.6408 fax This location is wheelchair accessible.

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Aetna HMO/PPO/POS
BCBS HMOI
BCBS PPO *except Blue Choice IL
Beechstreet PPO
CCN PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy PPO
Healthcares Finest Network PPO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Land of Lincoln
Medicare
Multiplan Admar PPO
Multiplan Formost PPO
Multiplan Health Network PPO
Multiplan Wellmark PPO
NorthShore Employee Network I (EPO Option)
NorthShore Employee Network II (EPO Plus & CDHP)
PHCS PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
Railroad Medicare - Cook County
Unicare PPO
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