ADD/ADHD Question

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by AF_2018, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. AF_2018

    AF_2018 5-Year Member

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    Greetings,

    I was diagnosed with minor ADD in 2009. I took medication for it (Vyvanse) during my last year of middle school into my freshman year of high school and stopped mid about half way through freshman year. Since then I have been performing decently academically and do not show symptoms of ADD anymore. I am currently applying for a DoDMERB waiver in order to accept a AROTC contract right now during my junior year of college. I was wondering should I have anything to worry about in terms of not receiving a waiver? I know this all happened a long time ago but you never know what could happen.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    I got all my ADD waivers 15 years ago. You just need to ensure you've been off of medication for the right period of time and don't have any special treatment for standardized tests (such as extra time).

    You may get a letter saying you're disqualified, but it is waiverable.

    I "enjoyed" my four years of distraction!
     
  3. AF_2018

    AF_2018 5-Year Member

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    While I was diagnosed with ADD, I never received any special treatment (extra time) or specialized education plans. Don't know if that helps
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    So, at this point you were diagnosed, took medication, but will be unmedicated more than a year? Nothing else, right?
     
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    AF_2018 5-Year Member

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    Correct! I have been unmedicated since half way through freshman year of high school!