Potential for being DQ'd for history of depression?

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  1. nontent

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    As I get further into the process of applying to the AFA and also for an AFROTC scholarship, I'm questioning whether I should actually spend all the time to go through this if I am going to be disqualified medically anyway. I've tried to do some research on the issue but I haven't found definite answers so I'm taking the question here—thanks for any answers you can provide.

    About 2 years ago, I was diagnosed for depression (I believe the official diagnosis was "mild" or "moderate" depression - I'm unsure though, and it could have been "severe" or "chronic" for all I know). I took some anti-depressant medication but it didn't help so I stopped taking it a few months after I started. I had meetings with a therapist every month or something like that. The problem was solved more than a year ago (I'm not sure that I have proof it "ended" then, because my parents kept wanting me to go to the therapist even though we never even talked about mental issues there after it stopped being an issue).

    My doctor never gave an analysis on the cause of the problem, other than that it wasn't genetic. I certainly don't know how it came about. There was no defining moment for me which would have started something like that, so I imagine it was related to hormones and sleep and so on. I'm not sure if the cause of the issue has a bearing on how it's viewed for the DoDMERB.

    If this does turn out to be an issue, would I need a waiver, or is it an immediate disqualification?
     
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  3. nontent

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    Well yes and they tend to say "it depends" - I'm just not sure what it depends on. I guess I'll have to get a waiver when the time comes.
    Thanks for the links.