Just need some info on re-joining, i was in for 5 years and left in mar 2005 with help from my dr who said i was suffering PTS and put this on my med docs. My question is any dr or anyone who say if this will stop me re-joining. I have had no treatment since leaving except in Jun 2006 for anciety (i think thats how you spell it) after my gran passed away.
The Medical Standards for entry which are contained on AFCO Form 5 (Guidance notes for applicants) states the following conditions may be a bar to entry: Psychiatric disorders
Ongoing psychiatric illness. Psychosis. Schizophrenia Obsessive-compulsive
disorder. Autism. Personality disorder. More than one episode of deliberate
self-harm of any type. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Alcohol, drug or
substance dependence. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) unless
free of symptoms and not requiring treatment for at least 3 years. Anorexia and
This being the case, it depends on the individual circumstances and that can only be determined through your former service medical record which is scrutinised by the Senior Medical Officer (Service Entries) for all potential re-entrants who were medically discharged when the AFCO submits a written "Permission to Process" letter to the Head Honcho in Portsmouth.
If you are in receipt of a medical pension or were subject to a Medical Board of Survey following an employability board, then my guess is the chances are slim, but as always, the only definitive advice can be given by a medical professional. (Such as angrydoc).