Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Decision Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 47. Psychiatric Conditions - Psychosis
Psychotic Disorders are characterized by a loss of reality testing in the form of delusions, hallucinations, or
disorganized thoughts. They may be chronic, intermittent, or occur in a single episode. They may also occur as
accompanying symptoms in other psychiatric conditions including but not limited to bipolar disorder (e.g. bipolar
disorder with psychotic features), major depression (e.g. major depression with psychotic features), borderline
personality disorder, etc.
All applicants with such a diagnosis must be denied or deferred.