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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 11/14/2018 8:51:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2018 7:59:05 AM EST by shasta69]
Hi Folks,
Looking for real world experiences with ADHD medicines and enlisting.

Have a child who was prescribed ADHD medicines ("Concerta") for 1.5yrs in middle school.

We took the child off of it because we didn't see any persona / academia gain with them.

Now several years later, this child has expressed an interest to join the military and graduates soon.

What will be faced with at the Recruiting Office? Burdened to show? To prove? Is it a detriment at all?

Looking for real world experiences please.

Recruiters - please chime in!

Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/14/2018 9:19:57 PM EST
Daughter was on meds in HS for 3yrs...

Marines and Navy would not entertain any enlistment discussion with her. This was 2012-13.
Link Posted: 11/23/2018 7:50:03 AM EST
Thanks.
What I've learned is the Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlisting, or Induction (DoD Instruction 630.03)
There are some circumstances which are not disqualifiers themselves is offspring was prescribed ADHD (p.44).

They have to be off prescribed meds 24+ months prior to applying.
Cannot have been on an Individual Education Plan.
History of comorbid mental disorder.
Documented adverse academic, occupational, or work performance.

Also learned, if anything else, call a Recruiter and get the information first hand.

Much luck.
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