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Old 04-10-2009, 09:09 AM
Axal Axal is offline
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Post Bipolar story + question

Hello, Im 24 yearsold names TC, I was diagnosed with scitzo when I was a teenager, but last march I had myself committed for 4 days because I didn't care if i lived or died "wasnt suicidal just didnt care about life" and they changed my diagnosis to SCITZO EFFECTIVE VS BIPOLAR. I knew about the disqualification to join the army with bipolar records and I still proceeded to speak to a recruiter, I spoke to him on the phone and told him I know im D/Qed for what my diagnosis was and he told me to come down and talk about it. I spoke to him for 30 minutes about my diagnosis, He told me all I needed to join the army was to have a letter from my doctor saying im released and that im fit/suitable for the military.

Though i spoke with my relative who is a medical officer in the army national guard and he said all i would need is a waiver if I were to be D/Q and also said himself that he thinks im suitable for the army. My whole family has a history of being in the military, mostly everyone in my family joined the marines.

My question is, If im Disqualified which i think i will be, is it a permanent disqualification or a temporarily disqualification because honestly, the doctors calling it scitzo effective vs bipolar tells me that they don't know which one it is. My family "including the ones who have served and are serving have told me for years theres nothing wrong with me mentally" Is there a chance I can be enlisted?
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