Depression

TC111

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Have any certified ATCs on this forum gone through the process of being diagnosed with depression and later getting recleared to return to work?
 

wojo88

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I did in 1994. Ended up with a prescription for Paxil which disqualified me. Hated the drug's side effects and got off of them after about 1 month. Saw a psychologist during this and he wrote a report that cleared me for duty shortly thereafter. I then got medically cleared and returned to duty but for the rest of my career, I was listed as having a "special consideration" on my medical clearance and would occassionally receive a letter from the RFS advising me of this.