Live Webinar on June 1: Can You Join the Military with ADHD? What Hopeful Service Members Need to Know
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Can you join the military with ADHD? The answer is not always clear. ADHD has been considered a risky diagnosis for military recruits due to its symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, all of which could prove dangerous in military operations. Some individuals diagnosed with ADHD have successfully obtained waivers, allowing them to serve in the military, but only if they discontinued stimulant medication use for 24 months in advance.
Dr. Brandi Walker, clinical Army psychologist, will explain current recruitment requirements for people with ADHD, how a military environment can affect ADHD brains, and what aspects of the military’s mission (i.e., occupational, tactical, academic, and social) should be considered by hopeful service members who are also neurodivergent.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- About recruitment practices as they relate to people with ADHD
- About military policies regarding ADHD medication restrictions and treatment interventions
- How a military lifestyle can affect people with ADHD and co-occurring conditions, including anxiety and depression
- How a structured military environment can lean into the strengths of a recruit with ADHD, enhancing military effectiveness
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Brandi Walker, Ph.D., is a Howard University and University of Maryland alumni. She is an Army Clinical Psychologist and faculty member at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C. Dr. Walker is an active-duty Major who works directly with service members and their families.
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