From the article: New Asthma and ADD/ADHD Policy
The Department of Defense has softened their medical qualification standards for cases of childhood asthma, and history of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Have you recieved a waiver for asthma or ADD/ADHD? Do you know someone who has? Do you think these requirements are fair? Give Your Opinion
- Asthma,ADD, and ADHD in the Military moncler ????? http://www.monclerdown.cc/viewtopic.php?f=4 t=515
- —Guest moncler ?????
Let us fight, hyper active
- I don't see why we can't fight for our country I mean its in the name attention dificit HYPER-ACTIVE dissorder we are more active and hyped up than any other active duty solidier we need to waste our energy on something useful we would exercise more just put more energy into everything we would do put more time and energy into our country and fight why did our ancestors fight for this country for if there sons and grand sons can't even fight for this country and making us LABLED as ADHD is just a way for the government to make more money having us buy medication and just easier for lazy parents that just want to deal with their kids "too hyper" is to make us take medications and we all have ADHD in some form all of us everyone just people can't deal with it like others I mean come on this is stupid I would join with no incentives just put a gun in my hand and ill fight anyone trying to take my freedom away our country was fonded on the British trying to take our gun rights away
- —Guest Roger
- I think if u have add/ADHD, u could join the millitary!!! I've been takings meds for 4 months and I barely take them! I have a low dosage of vyvanse. Is there anyway I can still be eligable?
- —Guest Howard
- I am 16 with asthma and Add. I have been told by several recruiters that I will never be able to join any branch of the military. I say that you should have specialized testing in addition to the initial testing for this. Ofcourse money is an excuse. But hell, we are already 3000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 dollars times a million in debt. My point is, David took down Goliath. We shouldn't be denied to serve our country.
- —Guest Yep yep pilot
- Well, recently I've been discharged from the navy due to finding out that I have chemically(basically I'm allergic to cleaning products) induced asthma in the middle of boot camp. Since I've been home and gave it some deep thought it is unfair in a sense but it should be based off how severe it is. When I failed the test they couldn't determine how severe it was sense it's minor but the symptoms I get lasts quite a long time. Even though my RE code states that I can get back in after 2 years, it is a little unfair for the people who actually want to be in the military. Everyone looks at the commercial and say "wow, I wanna join the military" but by the time we get to the recruiter they tell us to lie about it (which makes you look stupid if you fail boot camp) or that you can't join. I know I'll never be a SEAL, sniper or a member of TACP but give us a fighting chance instead of a flat out no. A medical condition isn't an excuse on why we can't do anything in life
- —Guest cam b
- It is not right. Im 26, female, and have asthma. I enlisted and went thru boot camp and everythin and did just fine. Yes it was tough but i never quit. they called me back one day and told me they were going to discharge me because they rece.ntly found out that i had asthma. ruined my dreams completely.
- —Guest bubble
Asthma Saved My Life
- I was in the DEP, getting ready to go to boot camp for the USMC. I went in for my pre-shipment medical screening, and when they found that I was given an inhaler for bronchitis, I was given a methancholine challenge (which is impossible to pass), and I failed. I was disqualified/discharged. I tried for over a year to get back in, took the test again (still failed), and finally gave up. I later learned that the platoon that I would have deployed with, had multiple casualties. I always was ready to die for my country, but after you see something like that, it helps you realize that everything happens for a reason. Enjoy your time with your family, don't spend years trying to fight the DoD on something that you have no chance of winning, and find a job with a para-military organization and back those soldiers/marines/sailors/airmen up!
- —Guest Josh
- i am 24 years old married and have a successful life i haven't been on my meds for almost two years. yes i struggle sometimes but i push through. i was thought to be a lost cuase in high school and middle school. i am a aircraft mechanic and am thinking of going into the air force or army i not going to worry about it becuase i can do anything i put my mind to i am a strong man and i know its hard but i push through because thats what i do
- —Guest a clevenger
- My little bro is 13 and his dream job is to work in the Armed Forces. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and takes Vyvanse. I have heard his chance of joining is slim or restricted. What perhaps are his chances?
- —Guest Concerned Sister
- Im 18 yo and I have asthma and I want to join the army but they doesn't allow people into the army with add, ADHD, or asthma. But the thing about my asthma is that it doesn't affect me, not with dust, not with running, or anything. Only time my asthma affects me is when I have a bad cold that's it
- —Guest terrill
let them join
- they chould be able to because were just like everyone else not any diffrent we chould be treated the same!!!!!!!!!!!!
- —Guest brandon
adhd and the army
- Grandson was thought to have adhd, was on meds in middle school but not thru high school. Why can't he get into the army.
- —Guest aj
No its not fair
- both my parents and uncle are marines. My younger brother (18) trying to enlist into the marines. Him and me both was on a very high dosage of meds when we where younger. ADD for me and ADHD for him. My birth mother had told the docters we acted out alot so she kept having the dosage rasied. To the piont we where zombies and all we did was sit there and sleep. We where skin and bones and pale. later do to reason we was taken away from her and was adpoted by my then babysitter. she helped was wing off of it and we both have be completely fine, the last time we tock it was mabie seven years ago, do to his my brother might not into the marines. How is that even fair?
- —Guest Marinegal
- I'm 27, in the USAF and was recently diagnosed with ADHD-PI. With that said, I do understand why they would prefer non-ADHD'ers. Each service member is an investment to that respective branch and it only makes sense for them to enlist people who don't require any special accommodations because it would cost them more money to do so. The reason they will accommodate someone such as myself who was diagnosed after they have already been in is because it's more cost effective for them to just give me the treatment and meds than it would be to discharge me and have to spend the time and money on training someone else to take my place. It might seem unfair, but if you think about it that way it makes a lot of sense. All military branches receive so many applicants nowadays because of the economy that it only makes sense for them to be picky. I feel that the military should have the right to discriminate based on physical and mental health for cost and liability reasons.
- —Guest Steve
- Definately no, ADHD doesnt mean you cant be a devil dog. I was rejected from the United States Marine Corps 3 times. I scored perfect on the entrance exam and took the asvab and was eligible for officers school at the naval academy. I was in shape to qualify for amphibious recon and maxed out the IST. I wasn't given the chance to dep in. Despite the fact that I had a stack of paper up to my knee proving my mental health. If someone is an exceptional candidate and shows incredible drive and strength they should never be rejected PISSED OFF JARHEAD
- —Guest Jon
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