"Mental Anxiety" Disqualification

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  1. Wolf1944

    Wolf1944 New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a few quick questions regarding the waiver process. Recently, I was disqualified due to having a history of mental anxiety. I am currently trying to get approved for AROTC. Just so you all know where I'm coming from, here's a brief history: went through some depressing times when I was young (eight to ten years old) due to my parents getting divorced. In time, I developed a very mild form of OCD. All symptoms of OCD were resolved shortly thereafter (around 11 years of age) and I have not had any symptoms since then. Went on Prozac when I was young and stopped taking it in early 2008. I have also stopped regularly seeing my doctor since then as well.

    DoDMERB requested all of my inpatient and outpatient records, doctors notes, etc. as a remedial. I submitted this to them through my admissions officer and got word that I was DQ'd shortly thereafter.

    I'm in the process of having my physician write a letter of recommendation stating that all symptoms of "mental anxiety" are no longer prevalent, which is true. I'm going to write a letter as well. What are my odds of getting a waiver? What should he and I include in our letters?

    Thank you very much for your time,

    Michael
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Things to include:

    Your physician's thoughts on the chance of recurrence.
    Your physicians thoughts on the chance of you having another underlying psychiatric condition.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. Wolf1944

    Wolf1944 New Member

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    Wow, I hadn't thought of those. Thanks for the help!
     

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