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Is it at all possible (or safe) to pursue a pilot's license with a history of mental illness? [duplicate]

I am in my late twenties. To put it bluntly I have a history of mental illness going back to my teens. My quick summary: Diagnosed with depression and prescribed Wellbutrin in my teens. I ...
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Will depression from 20 years ago prevent me from being an airline pilot? [duplicate]

I was diagnosed with clinical depression at age 16 and was on prozac for a year. During that time I coped and after six months I tried taking myself off the medication because I did not like the ...
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Will I be denied or fail a first class medical if I have a recent history of depression? [duplicate]

I plan on going to get a medical exam for a first class medical certificate to attend flight school. Now, a couple months ago I met with a primary physician to get my blood and urine checked as a ...
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Past depression affect my ability to obtain a Canadian medical certificate? [duplicate]

I'm from Canada, and two years ago I had problems with my wife and decided to divorce. After that, I felt discomfort, and I was diagnosed with depression. I took an antidepressant Effexor for one ...
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Does a history of social anxiety significantly damage commercial pilot career prospects?

Yeah, I've had a history with social anxiety although it's all sorted now because I got therapy. I was wondering if it's important that I disclose this to employers or just lie if asked? Would they be ...
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How do I get permission to fly when diagnosed with Sleep Apnea?

I was diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea a few weeks ago. I'm told that this somehow complicates my ability to get a license (I haven't started on my license yet.) I'm having a hard time ...
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Can a person with unilateral anosmia in the right nostril become a commercial pilot with a class I medical?

I had a minor road traffic accident in November 2014, since then I cannot smell through my right nostril, where my left nostril is working normal. I am looking to know if you know any pilot you have ...
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Is it possible to become a commercial pilot if one suffered from depression in the past?

I am 33, from Canada, and am trying to become a commercial pilot. I secured some funding and signed up for a college program...Then I came across a few articles detailing how past mental health issues ...
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Is a first class medical to be an airline pilot eventually possible?

I have a history of ocd and a little depression when I was younger . Up until now I’ve taken a number of SSRIs and finally recently risperidone which I’m almost tapered off of for ocd.I have been ...
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Does the FAA always require a neuropsychological assessment battery for applicants with a history of ADD?

I'm in the middle of a medical struggle with the FAA. I'm applying for a 3rd class medical certificate but was hit with a deferral letter due to a childhood ADD diagnosis. Currently the FAA is only ...