ROTC medical waiver psych

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  1. FMI

    FMI New Member

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    I went to talk to a behavioral health specialist when I was going through rough times with my spouse. Now, they DQ me to commission based off chronic depression, eating disored, and suicide. I never said I planned on killing myself and the others were bc Iwas depressed that my marriage was ending. I looked at chapter 2 of AR 40-501 and don't feel that I tie into those categories. Please direct me in the way to go. I'm getting a copy of my medical records, I'm going to plea my case before I sign the 2807-1. I feel that I'm being cattled and that isn't the case. I explained that I was depressed bc my marriage was ending, after I accepted I was fine. They only said, by the reg, I don't believe their perception is the right reality. Thank you.
     
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  2. Jcleppe

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    Are you currently in ROTC or are you applying to join.

    How long ago did you go for counseling. Were you prescribed any medications.
     
  3. MedB

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    FMI,

    Sorry to hear about the struggles in your personal life, but it sounds as if you are working through them and moving foward. Good for you and congratulations on that.


    Good luck and hopefully one of the pros here can answer your specific questions.
     
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  4. Sampia

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    According to the diagnostic manual for the psychiatric field, there are various types of depression. Single episode, major depression, etc. It is not at all unusual for someone to have a mood issue while going through a major life change. And some medical doctors handout antidepressants for every little issue. I am no expert on the DODMERB, but it might help to get a updated psychiatric evaluation saying that you are not currently depressed and what you experienced in the past was a single, reactive episode.

    Good luck!
     
  5. FMI

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    I'm applying. I was last counseled May 2012. She prescribed me sleeping pills.
     

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