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Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 10:36 am:   

A few weeks ago I was sent a letter telling me that my placement had been deferred for an entire year because I had been treated for ADD and something called Major Depressive Disorder in the past year. Now, I haven't been treated for ADD since I was 13 (I'm 22) and I have never even heard of Major Depressive Disorder.

So I called my PC health rep and he said that they had in their records that I was on medication for depression until November 2007 - which is false. So i had the psychiatrist that i saw ONE TIME write a letter to him saying that there is nothing wrong with me and no treatment or medication is needed. I called to make sure they had it and my health rep said that he had received the fax - but still no word. As of now, my placement is still deferred and I have no idea what the outcome will be. I just graduated from college, so I am pretty much in a limbo area with no money no where to live and no job.

I guess I am just here to see if this has ever happened to anyone else - was it resolved? is it common? should I be focusing on making other plans?

I also heard that sometimes PC employees do this kind of thing to volunteers on purpose to see if they can "handles the pressure".
Anonymous (cpe-66-27-134-40.socal.res.rr.com -
Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 3:06 pm:   

When I was in Morocco in the PC in '90's another volunteer stated to me that she was the first volunteer permitted to take ADD meds - so unless they decided that was a bad idea it wouldn't be an issue.
I don't think they're testing you though.
Where will you be going? Your gender?
Anonymous (cpe-66-27-134-40.socal.res.rr.com -
Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 2:26 pm:   

Did you see this week's Time cover. Giving
Prozac to soldiers in Iraq? Guess this should eliminate any concerns one way or another!

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