the years, the FAA has considered approval of psychotropic
The present FAA policy prohibits most psychotropic / mood
ameliorating medications. There has been rare isolated approval of certain psychiatric
medications and the FAA has recently advised they will now consider applicants
utilizing one of four(4) antidepressants known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI's).
Individuals who have been flying prior to April 5, 2010 and taking SSRI's must
obtain amnesty for their previously unreported
medication and condition before September 30, 2010.
The initial presentation of any psychiatric
/ psychological issue requires an evaluation irrespective of medication use. This should be
performed for the FAA by a private physician and reviewed confidentially by an
expert to establish eligibility for
certification. This includes but is not limited to:
FAA psychiatric evaluations must be accomplished in compliance with
Before documentation is sent to the FAA it should be reviewed by an aeromedical
Authorization must be obtained from the
Aeromedical Certification Division of the FAA in Oklahoma City. In most cases,
Aviation Medical Examiners (AME's) cannot approve certification and will defer your
application to Oklahoma City FAA. The deferral process usually takes 4-6 months
without our service.
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