Assessment and treatment of depression in gay and bisexual men in emergency settings.
Gay and bisexual men are at higher risk for certain mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, and suicide. These individuals often present to emergency settings in need of evaluation and treatment. Despite the utilization of emergency mental health services by this population, clinicians are often underprepared in responding to their unique needs. This article discusses depression in gay and bisexual men and provides an evidence-based approach in treating these men in emergency settings. Directives for future research and advanced practice nursing education are also presented.