MIL Joining the Military + History of Depression?

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  1. kidbv2

    kidbv2 New Member

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    I was diagnosed with depression about five years ago. Still on the meds (Lexapro + Wellbutrin). I was wondering what the military's policy was on a history of mental illness. Would I be disqualified right off the bat?
    The only info I found was here:
    https://forums.goarmy.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=955&start=0&tstart=0
    which doesn't really seem to offer a clear answer. Basically, join after a year off medication?
    Ant OTers know anything about this?
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    If you are depressed, you really, really, do not want to join the military.
     
  3. TRN

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    I doubt they would let you in.

    Talk to a recruiter though and double check.
     
  4. Yeah double check. Apparently they have a waiver for everything but gayness.
     
  5. dmcgill

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    a. joining the military while depressed/on depressants is suicide.

    b. you won't be allowed in anyway, sorry.
     
  6. pew pew pew

    pew pew pew OT Supporter

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    i was on paxil and wellbutrin for like a year and a half then was cleared for my commissioning physical after a year of being off the meds
     
  7. Zee

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    I know one or two people in my career field that are manic depressants......they are not allowed to go down range because they are not allowed to have a weapon......but can have OCONUS and CONUS assignments that weapons are not needed :dunno:
     
  8. TRN

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    Damn good thing too
     
  9. TRN

    TRN OT Supporter

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    Fucking :werd:
     
  10. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Good point, but do we know what career these folks are in?
     
  11. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Depends on how long they have been in.
     
  12. Zee

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    I agree :dunno: I dont want to work with them either....but that doesnt negate the fact that we have some manic depresants in my career field (Air Transportation)
     
  13. GiRaff3

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    I had a friend that joined the Army to go EOD. Well, he got about 4 weeks into basic, and had a break down. I guess he got fucked with fire guard somehow for a long period of time and he lost it. He ended up throwing his kevlar out the window (broke it), ripped his bed apart, and then fought a guy while someone went off the get his drill sergeant. Within 2 days, he was diagnosed bi-polar and he was sitting in his living room. The Army prescribed him meds, paid him for another 6 months, and told him not to come back.

    If you have some issues and you can't keep them in check, then just stay away dude.
     
  14. I-am-Ryan

    I-am-Ryan Trevor Siemian is so dreamy OT Supporter

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    It will only be exacerbated.
     
  15. Zee

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    No Shit :rofl:
     

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