nbjeeptj wrote:I do think if you have ADD, you will be safer to yourself and everyone else if you were taking a prescribed dose of ADD meds.
Absolutely. There is an analogue here, with regards to cardiovascular disease. A person can have an FAA medical, and untreated arterial blockage, and be a ticking time bomb waiting for a heart attack, but still be legal to fly, because of no history of disqualifying drugs or surgeries. The moment that person gets the disease treated (through medication, stent, or arterial bypass grafts), he or she is no longer at health risk, but is now no longer legal to fly; the medical is void. Does that make any sense?
So it is with ADD. leave it untreated, and you are a legal aviation risk. Treat it, and you are safe, but grounded. Does that
make any sense?