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“Can You Join the Military with ADHD? What Hopeful Service Members Need to Know” [Video Replay & Podcast #457]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#457), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on June 1, 2023.

Episode Description

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

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on June 1, 2023, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

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.

Listener Testimonials

“Excellent presenter and great content.”

“I really enjoyed this speaker. I now have some closure to my unsolved mysteries in the Army.”

“Dr. Walker covered a great amount of information in a short time. I am not in the military but have family and friends who are. This helps me understand my challenges in interacting with them. Thank you and God Bless America and our service members.”

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