Mental Health Conditions

Bipolar Disorder

  • Must provide annual documentation of medication with dosage, good control of symptoms, and no adverse side effects to driver from prescriber (who may be PCP or mental health professional).
  • Disqualified if severe (taking more than two meds to control mood) or if suicide attempt/hospitalization within the past 12 months.
  • If disqualified, there is a 1 year waiting period before recertification is possible


Major Depression

  • If mild or moderate (<2 medications), must present written diagnosis from PCP or mental health professional.
  • If severe, must be evaluated by a mental health professional and must provide documentation of that evaluation and documentation of follow-up visits every 2 years.
  • Must provide annual documentation of medication with dosage, good control of symptoms, and no adverse side effects to driver from prescriber (may be PCP or mental health professional).
  • Disqualified if severe (taking more than two meds to control depression) unless driver provides written documentation that he/she has been symptom-free for at least 6 months.


Suicide attempt/hospitalization

  • Disqualified for 1 year after the events. If disqualified, will require written documentation that symptoms have been successfully treated.


Schizophrenia

  • If mild or moderate (none-2 medications), must present written diagnosis by mental health professional and documentation that driver is symptom-free for at least 6 months if mild (none-1 med) or 1 year if moderate (2 meds).
  • Will need to provide documentation of follow-up with mental health providers every 2 years.
  • Disqualified if severe (more than 2 meds, suicide attempt, active psychosis)


Personality Disorders

  • There is no waiting period, but personality disorders that include excessive, aggressive or impulsive behavior may require further risk assessment


Medications

  • Lithium: must provide documentation of therapeutic level
  • Benzodiazipenes: can only be on short-acting meds for less than 2 weeks. Cannot be on long-acting meds or taking them consistently longer than 2 weeks
  • Tri-cyclic Antidepressants: can only be on small doses (50 mg or less)
  • Stimulant medications (e.g. for ADHD): can only be on a single medication
  • Methadone: disqualified
  • Medical marijuana: disqualified

ADHD

  • Must provide annual documentation of medication with dosage, good control of symptoms, and no adverse side effects to driver from prescriber (who may be PCP or mental health professional)

AEIOU GREENFIELD

489 Bernardston Road

Greenfield, MA

413-773-1394
Fax: 413-773-1398

AEIOU AMHERST

170 University Drive

Amherst, MA

413-461-3530

Fax: 413-461-3532

Patients must arrive 30 minutes prior to closing time in order to be seen. We apologize for any inconvenience.

413-461-3530    Amherst

413-773-1394    Greenfield

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*** All psychiatric diagnoses including ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression and Schizophrenia require written diagnosis from a mental health professional who understands the functions and demands of commercial driving.  Require follow up with a mental health provider at least every 2 years & must provide documentation.***

AEIOU GREENFIELD

489 Bernardston Road

Greenfield, MA

413-773-1394
Fax: 413-773-1398