OCD (please provide sensible answers, thanks)

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  1. HI,

    im currently waiting for my medical records to come back and, i have a history of OCD (Obsession Compulsion Disorder) now i have been un diagnosed for about 3 years and off meds (setraline , SSRI) for 4. i was a very very mild case and the hospital i was treated at (as it was all based around anxiety and a phobia) said i shudnt have a prob getting into the Army.

    The MoD Docs have already asked for more info on my meds records, with already seeing the supporting evidance that i have had from the Hospital. so if it was going to be a no it would of been by now rite?

    Basicly im wodnering if i cans till get in with a history of VERY MILD OCD, im 18 and totally free of it now.

    Any info from RMO's or SMO's would be greatly appreciated

    thanks alot

    tom c
  2. You won't stand a chance of getting in.
  3. I dont know it was 4 yrs ago when he was 14 when he stopped taking meds so basicallly a childhood disease .I guess all you can do is apply and see what they say . Though I would be inclined to agree with the above
    sorry .
  4. What was the phobia? (If you don't mind me asking)
  5. Would you honestly, hand on heart want someone running around under your command who had/has Obsession Compulsion Disorder?
  6. I thought this thread was about Officer Career Development.

    Are they perhaps related...? :D

  7. I would honestly, hand on heart, find it hard to tell the difference! :lol:

    Besides, it's the obsessive people in command that you want to watch out for! 8O
  8. ok my phobia was for vomiting and being ill, which i was treated for, and for you info eddie, i have the exact same mental dexterity as anyone else, i jsut had this when i was a child. you cant disriminate me becuase of something i used to have.

    besides i know i will make a good soldier.

    thanks for answers so far, il jsut wait ans see what the MoD Docs say,
  9. You had an irrational fear of being ill? (not taking the p1ss, genuine question)
  10. Tom c, one of the things you have to do when joining up is to get pi**ed, vomit into a pint glass, and drink it.
    so do you still think you got what it takes to be a squaddie?
  11. yeah i did have a phobia of being sick, it all started when i was around 5 ish, when someone was sick in front me. But just recently somone was really sick infront of me, and instead of runnign away i got stuck in and helped out, inturn getting covered in it myself.

    Well, no offence but thats sounds abit like an infantry thing and im joining the HCav, but i may be wrong. and no i wouldnt do that, not becuase of the condition i had but because its stupid.

  12. Its a pity your compulsive disorder wasnt compulsive cleaning cause you would be handy on the block jobs!
  13. lol, yeah true i suppose.
    i suppsoe now (IF) i get in peeps are gonna be trying to avoid me cus of what i said on here, hmm maybe it was a bad idea asking for advce. dont worry as long as your not in HCav you'l be alright.

    well, im just going to wait to see what the MoD Doctors say, please dont judge me on what you have read on here, i know more about HM Armed Forces that it appears, not trying to be big headed or anything.


    oh about the cleaning thing, if i got HCMR at least i will be good at polishing my jackboots and my black kit!

  14. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    It's not discrimination, it's a selection process. You don't have a right to join, whether you are fit or not and whatever your medical history. If you meet the criteria, you will be considered; if you don't, you won't.

    Will you be asking us not to discriminate against you because you can't spell, punctuate or use grammar next?
  15. yeah good point, well ok, lets close this topic and i will wait and see if i am accepted.

    thanks anyway for all your input, good and bad