Quote from Diane-RN Student
I'm hoping someone will please answer a question for me.
Is a dx of depression and taking antidepressants is a disqualifier for service in the Army? Or is this something that is waiverable?
What I am learning from Military folks is that there is not really a "pat" answer for disqualifying reasons. Some have specified that what may be waived once, may not be waived the next time and you shouldn't rule yourself out until you speak with an AMEDD recruiter, (heck, maybe two!!)
Make sure you speak with an AMEDD recruiter and not an enlisted recruiter as they are seeking different things.
If you read this list of dq'ing reasons http://www.military.com/Recruiting/C...dical,,00.html
you will see that psychotic disorders and personality disorders are listed yet, the closest I saw that would cover depression would be the disclaimer at the bottom:
Any condition that in the opinion of the examining medical officer will significantly interfere with the successful performance of military duty or training may be a cause for rejection for appointment, enlistment, and induction.
I say to give it a try!! Good luck,