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Can someone with ADHD join the military?


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2010-04-21 00:44:50
2010-04-21 00:44:50

Yes, with conditions. The United States Military generally avoids recruiting people that require a daily medication for an illness (such as diabetes, thyroid conditions, and ADHD).

It is best if you take a daily medication to discontinue use for a year before you apply to join the army. If you do not require medication and can pass all the requirements elsewhere you can join the US army. However, those who currently take medication are not accepted.

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mainly, if u can control your ADHD/ADD(which i cant since I'm 13)you can join military. but,you can get distracted and might get seriously injured

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It is true that with any form of autism you cannot join the military.

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There is not a minimum number of children someone must have in order to join the military.

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You can, but you might want to reconsider enlisting. Those with ADHD are not typically well suited for military service and typically encounter difficulties. This is not the case for all. Some with ADHD do well in a very structured environment. If you are one of these, then by all means enlist. If your doctor is unaware of the ADHD then the chances are its not on record to which my advice is to keep quiet. Dont lie though if your doctor is aware as the military will check your medical records.


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