Mental Health Conditions

We understand the frustration and uncertainty that comes with a deferral or denial of your application for Airman Medical Certification with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). If your Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) deferred, or the FAA denied your medical application due to a “yes” response to question 18m. on FAA Form 8500-8, The Ison Law Firm can provide insight and guidance into the FAA medical certification process to establish your eligibility to hold a medical certificate.

Oftentimes, an applicant’s AME will defer, or the FAA might deny, a medical application due to a disqualifying medical history of personality disorder, psychosis, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, mood disorder, neurosis, personality disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or suicidal ideations. If you have, or had, one of these mental health conditions, your medical application will likely be deferred by your AME until the FAA can determine your eligibility to hold aeromedical certification based upon the mental standards outlined in 14 C.F.R. §§ 67.107, 67.207, and 67.307 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

The Ison Law Firm provides invaluable representation in situations where your FAA medical application has been deferred or denied due to an affirmative response to question 18m. on FAA Form 8500-8 Application for Airman Medical Certification. If you have questions about your past or present diagnosis for mental health conditions in relation to your eligibility to hold medical certification with the FAA, or if your application has been deferred or denied by the FAA, contact our team from The Ison Law Firm Aviation Lawyers today at 855-322-1215 and schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced aviation lawyer.