Do antidepressants disqualify?

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by jacks23, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. jacks23

    jacks23 New Member

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    My son has been appointed to attend the USNA prep school and has accepted the offer. He has experienced some form of seasonal depression and as a solution is thinking about taking a very mild anti-depressant. Will he be disqualified if he takes an anti-depressant for the months until he gets to the prep school?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Yes, absolutely. No questions asked. For most mental health issues the use of antidepressants must be stopped for a year (or more) prior.
     
  3. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    Kp2001, does this same rule apply to USUHS? A family member is applying there for med school.
     
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    Luigi59 Banned

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    Wouldn't a history of seasonal depression also be a DQ, even without medication?
     

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