Elan Head Posted April 5, 2010 Report Share Posted April 5, 2010 As of today, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will consider the special issuance of a medical certificate to pilots who are taking antidepressants. I posted a blog about it here — http://www.verticalmag.com/control/news/te...=13485&z=17 — along with a link to the original FAA press release. Overall, I think this is a great development. It would be nice if every pilot were perfectly happy, but I sure know a lot of unhappy ones. It's also my gut feeling that a treated depressed pilot is going to be safer than an untreated depressed one — whether that treatment involves antidepressants, counseling, or some combination of the same. Thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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