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Published on Jun 29, 2010
Airline Pilots On Antidepressant Psychiatric Drugs, FAA Approves, Peter McCarthy
The FAA recently removed a ban which now allows airline pilots to fly when they are taking certain types of antidepressant medications.
Antidepressant drugs have a host of unwanted side effects associated with them that could potentially affect a pilots ability to control a plane.
Additionally, do you really want to be on a plane with a pilot who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder such as depression and bipolar disorder? It is also known that 2 out of 3 people taking antidepressant medications still experience symptoms of depression even when taking the drugs.
Peter is the Chief Executive Officer and Wellness Director of Life Energy Holistic Partners, Inc. and holds the degree of Doctor of Naturopathy from Trinity College of Natural Health. He is a Nationally Board Certified Traditional Naturopath and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the American Naturopathic Certification Board.