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.
 

ColinGill

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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.
Hmm, thanks for your answers, but what should I do if I can’t cope with depression. This has been going on for a long time and I want to return to normal life, but I only sleep, eat and suffer from life failures. My boss even promised that he would fire me soon and I certainly would not survive this. Is there really no cure to get rid of depression ?? I just don't believe it! I was recommended Kratom, but I'm afraid to use it because I do not know about its side effects. What do you think about this? Should I try to be treated with TGM kratom powder.
 
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