Anxiety in the Navy

Basically I've had a little bit of a bad time at one point in my life and I suffered from minor panic attacks, you know the type where you are slightly hyperventilating this was about 8 or 9 months ago. So at the medical obviously I had to tell the medical officer because they'd obviously find it anyway and I'd probably be thrown out if I had withheld medical information for them, so I had to tell them about my panic attacks. Basically they were only minor, I had not received medication for them and my GP just gave me coping techniques after he did this I was fine and have not had any attacks since. I want to join the Navy as a Seaman Specialist which obviously involves you having to deal with stressful situations and the highly unlikely scenario you may be under fire. The panic attacks were so long ago now and I am honestly one of the most calmest and most down to earth person you'll ever meet now, would I be able to get in or is it that if you've ever suffered a couple of panic attacks that's it you are gone there's no chance.
 

epsom salt

Lantern Swinger
Basically I've had a little bit of a bad time at one point in my life and I suffered from minor panic attacks, you know the type where you are slightly hyperventilating this was about 8 or 9 months ago. So at the medical obviously I had to tell the medical officer because they'd obviously find it anyway and I'd probably be thrown out if I had withheld medical information for them, so I had to tell them about my panic attacks. Basically they were only minor, I had not received medication for them and my GP just gave me coping techniques after he did this I was fine and have not had any attacks since. I want to join the Navy as a Seaman Specialist which obviously involves you having to deal with stressful situations and the highly unlikely scenario you may be under fire. The panic attacks were so long ago now and I am honestly one of the most calmest and most down to earth person you'll ever meet now, would I be able to get in or is it that if you've ever suffered a couple of panic attacks that's it you are gone there's no chance.
Perhaps it's the future of the RN itself that should concern you.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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Panic/Anxiety attacks could be a significant issue, depending on significance, frequency, treatment & currency.

Have a butchers here Paragraph 4L.17 and 4L.18: http://www.arrse.co.uk/community/attachments/148214/

I want to join the Navy as a Seaman Specialist which obviously involves you having to deal with stressful situations and the highly unlikely scenario you may be under fire.
I thought that when I joined, too. This happened: https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/falklands-war-hms-argonaut.244349/
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Sigh....pull up a sandbag....
The advice is simply - when joining the Armed Forces, the clue is in the title, it's what we do. It may well bore the arse off some, but it would be remiss to suggest experiencing combat is a remote possibility since UK personnel have been experiencing just that in Afghanistan for 13 years, matelots included.
 

Mackan2017

Badgeman
Speaking honestly, I'd say you need a serious rethink about which direction your working life/career takes.
 
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