Recruiters views on social anxiety disorder?

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by AshVanWinkle, Jan 17, 2012.

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  1. I'm applying sometime in the future and I'm worried how I'm going to come across.
    I applied once before, but because of a history of eczema I got the three year deferral. Found out some months after that I've had SAD since I was younger. It's not bad - I still go about my business and go to work and such, I just have moments where I feel uncomfortable around people. There's people with this illness that wont go out of their houses out of pure fear, so from my point of view, my symptoms are just a niggle that aren't going to interfere with my (hopfully future) of a soldier.

    But it's the recruiters/doctors views I'm worried about.

    Anyone else in the forces with this disorder?
  2. Speak to the recruiters. I would prepare for bad news though.
  3. Go into an AFCO if you still want to join after seriously considering the following:

    "What will I do when I have to be surrounded by people whether I like it or not."
  4. This is NOT a clinic.
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