As a psychiatrist, Gary B. Kaskey, M.D., is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. His training beyond medical school includes a residency in psychiatry, a fellowship in psychophysiology, and preceptorships in psychiatry, psychoneurology, and cognitive neurology. Dr. Kaskey's areas of specialization include geriatric psychiatry and psychopharmacology.
Psychiatrists are experts in the physiology of mental illnesses. Psychiatrists can offer a variety of treatments including behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, interpersonal therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, and prescription of medication. Treatment may be provided for individuals, couples, families, or groups. Please see the services page for a list of services that Dr. Kaskey provides.
Dr. Kaskey currently works in private practice and as a psychiatrist with the Hampden County Corrections Facility, Arbor Geriatrics, and Western Massachusetts Hospital. Prior to opening his private practice, he was director of adult inpatient services at Baystate Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry for four years and chief of Baystate Medical Center's Emergency Psychiatric Treatment Unit for seven years. He was responsible for developing and establishing this unit, which won the 1987 APA Hospital and Community Psychiatry Gold Achievement Award.
Dr. Kaskey is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certification in geriatrics.