Reason for Visit
Patient would like to discuss issues with his mood and relationship with his partner.
Jae Smith is a 25-year-old BIPOC trans male asexual heteroromantic patient. He is seeking a consult for his depressive symptoms, which have persisted for over 6 months.
You are meeting Jae for the ﬁrst time. The only lab values you may want to conduct are related to testosterone levels or seeking records from the endocrinologist Jae is working with and labs to rule out medical causes for depression.
This is a Telehealth visit, and this patient’s first time seeing this provider.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)
- Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His
- Sex Assigned at Birth: Female
- Gender Identity: Transgender man
- Sexual Orientation: Asexual, heteroromantic
Participants have up to 30 minutes to conduct this visit.
- Assess Jae’s physical and mental health
- Perform a risk assessment for suicide
- Ascertain diagnosis and come up with a treatment plan to address his symptoms
There will be verbal feedback with the SP following the visit.
- Provide afﬁrming space for patient’s cultural identities (i.e., transgender, asexual, and BIPOC) and avoid pathologizing an identity as explainable by patient depression symptoms (namely asexual identity).
- Come up with a treatment plan that is thorough and understandable by the patient for their depressive symptoms.
- Emphasize the importance of afﬁrming community for mental health and offer resource(s).
Who Should Participate?
This scenario is a fit for all General Practitioners.