June 17, 2013
By Warren Silberman
In this piece I thought I would bring you all up on the FAA's policy guidelines on the use of antidepressants and medical certification. As you may recall, on April 4, 2010, the federal air surgeon announced the new policy guidelines for the use of a class of medications known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). The medical certification doctors had been observing these medications and their side-effect profiles for several years. After many discussions, literature searches, and panels at major aerospace medicine meetings, they established a policy for the use of these medications. The requirements are quite involved. The FAA’s website explains the policy guidelines in detail.
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