MB is a 59-year-old adult female whose last medical visit with her Primary Care Physician (PCP) was in 2020. She has uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. At her visit today, she reported struggling with "feeling down" most days. She specifically reported a sad and depressed mood, eating and sleeping less, difficulty concentrating, and isolating herself from friends and family. Her PCP has requested that you provide a brief 20-minute mental health consultation with the patient.
- How would you engage this patient and/or prioritize this patient's concerns during this brief 20-minute visit?
- Please describe the steps you would take to support the patient as well as any interventions and future treatment plans (if needed).