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AVIATION PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Having ADHD and being on psychostimulants can currently prevent you from getting aviation medical certification. However, there is a possibility of certification if you stop the medication, don't experience major symptoms, and demonstrate stability for a certain period of time

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  • An in-depth analysis will be conducted based on the following components:

 

  •  History of presenting problem;

  •  Psychiatric Review of Symptoms, which includes screening for major psychiatric issues such as depression, mania, hypomania, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, trauma, ADHD, obsessions/compulsions, suicidality, and psychosis;

  •  Past Mental Health History, which encompasses hospitalizations, previous diagnoses (including the name and qualifications of the Health Professional who made the diagnosis), treatments undertaken, and the effects of treatment;

  •  Medications, including current medications, dosage, and their effects and side effects;

  •  Substance Use history, which covers alcohol, illicit drugs, and addictions treatment;

  • Family Psychiatric History;

  •  Background History, which includes developmental history, academic achievements, employment history, and relationships;. Diagnostic Impression using DSM IV or V criteria, accompanied by substantiation, and prognosis;

  •  Plan, which includes recommendations for further treatment, follow-up, and work-related limitations.

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  • Objective ADHD testing

 

  • a.     Continuous Performance Test - Third Edition (CPT-3) - a computer­ administered tool used to evaluate visual attention problems; and

  • b.    Continuous Auditory Test of Attention (CATA} -a computer-administered tool used to evaluate auditory attention problems.

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