Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Decision Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 47. Psychiatric Conditions - General Considerations
It must be pointed out that considerations for safety, which in the mental area are related to a compromise of judgment
and emotional control or to diminished mental capacity with loss of behavioral control, are not the same as concerns for
emotional health in everyday life. Some problems may have only a slight impact on an individual's overall capacities and
the quality of life but may nevertheless have a great impact on safety. Conversely, many emotional problems that are of
therapeutic and clinical concern have no impact on safety.