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Is it possible to be accepted to the CAF with undiagnosed depression?

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So I'm a graduating university student considering applying to the CAF through DEO. However, I have undiagnosed seasonal depression, and I currently take St. John's Wort every winter. It's considered a "natural health product" meaning it doesn't require a prescription and isn't even considered a drug by Health Canada, though I think it's psychoactive. Would it still be possible for me to be accepted given this, or would I just get rejected? Not sure whether it's worth taking the time to apply.
 

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So I'm a graduating university student considering applying to the CAF through DEO. However, I have undiagnosed seasonal depression, and I currently take St. John's Wort every winter. It's considered a "natural health product" meaning it doesn't require a prescription and isn't even considered a drug by Health Canada, though I think it's psychoactive. Would it still be possible for me to be accepted given this, or would I just get rejected? Not sure whether it's worth taking the time to apply.

So, like almost everyone else in Canada between October and May?

I think the key here is 'undiagnosed'. It shouldn't be a problem.

OTOH, if you go Infantry, it could be a real career builder for you! ;)
 

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So I'm a graduating university student considering applying to the CAF through DEO. However, I have undiagnosed seasonal depression, and I currently take St. John's Wort every winter. It's considered a "natural health product" meaning it doesn't require a prescription and isn't even considered a drug by Health Canada, though I think it's psychoactive. Would it still be possible for me to be accepted given this, or would I just get rejected? Not sure whether it's worth taking the time to apply.
Certain CAF members are not permitted to use “natural health products“ - St John‘s Wort is on the list of “no”.

What trade are you considering?
 

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"Undiagnosed" Seasonal Affective Disorder?

So you get a little blue in the Winter? Take some vitamin D, up your physical activity ( make sure some is outdoors).

Drive on....
 

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Would it still be possible for me to be accepted given this, or would I just get rejected?

Best way to find out is to apply.

For reference to the discussion,

Enrollment Medical,


21 pages.

Unofficial site, not associated with DND.
 

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So I'm a graduating university student considering applying to the CAF through DEO. However, I have undiagnosed seasonal depression, and I currently take St. John's Wort every winter. It's considered a "natural health product" meaning it doesn't require a prescription and isn't even considered a drug by Health Canada, though I think it's psychoactive. Would it still be possible for me to be accepted given this, or would I just get rejected? Not sure whether it's worth taking the time to apply.
I guess the relevant question is whether you can stop taking St. John's Wort and still do your job (whatever the job is).

Also, is the environment (weather, location) a factor? Some people feel worse in places like coastal BC in the winter, when it's raining/dreary for weeks at a time.
 

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feel real black and white GIF
 

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I guess the relevant question is whether you can stop taking St. John's Wort and still do your job (whatever the job is).

Also, is the environment (weather, location) a factor? Some people feel worse in places like coastal BC in the winter, when it's raining/dreary for weeks at a time.
If you feel bad in Canada, just imagine how bad you will feel in:

FOB Dumphole:

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Sea Shanty City

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Or even the boonies of our own Country:

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Certain CAF members are not permitted to use “natural health products“ - St John‘s Wort is on the list of “no”.

What trade are you considering?

LogO, NWO, or HCA. Would any of those trades be affected?
 
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