Dr. Fava named Psychiatry Chief

Q&A with Dr. Maurizio Fava: New Chief of Psychiatry’s Vision For the Future

Q&A with Dr. Fava

The Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital welcomed Maurizio Fava, MD, as the new leader of the department on October 1, 2019. Dr. Fava brings a wealth of experience to the role and has deep roots within the department—he came to Mass General as a resident, then joined the psychiatry staff in 1988. In this Q&A, he reflects on his outlook as he takes over as chair of the department.

If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

If You’re Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

Anger is an emotional and physical feeling that makes people want to warn, intimidate or attack a person who is perceived as threatening. Fava says a depressed adult with lots of anger is often assumed to have bipolar disorder or a personality disorder.

Ketamine Found Effective for Patients With Anxious Treatment-Resistant Depression

Ketamine Found Effective for Patients With Anxious Treatment-Resistant Depression

A small study published in Depression & Anxiety now suggests intravenous (IV) ketamine may be able to reduce symptoms in patients with anxious depression.