Aeromedical regulation of aviators using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for depressive disorders.

@article{Jones2004AeromedicalRO,
  title={Aeromedical regulation of aviators using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for depressive disorders.},
  author={David R. Jones and Robert R. Ireland},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={461-70}
}
This report, prepared at the request of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), reviews the present status of aeromedical regulation of depressive disorders and antidepressant medications, emphasizing the role of serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Aeromedical certifying authorities (CAs) generally prohibit pilots from flying with a diagnosed depressive disorder, and also prohibit flying while taking antidepressant medications, including SSRIs. Some CAs are reassessing these… CONTINUE READING