Medical History from Pilot Applicant Seeking Airman Medical Certification
Item 18m: Mental disorders of any sort; depression, anxiety, etc.
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18.m. Mental disorders of any sort; depression, anxiety, etc. An affirmative answer to Item 18.m. requires investigation through supplemental history taking. Dispositions will vary according to the details obtained. An applicant with an established history of a personality disorder that is severe enough to have repeatedly manifested itself by overt acts, a psychosis disorder, or a bipolar disorder must be denied or deferred by the AME. (See Item 47 Psychiatric)
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