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I want to work for the Government but...

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  • Posted By: Outer Heaven
  • February 28, 2011
  • 07:39 AM

From the time I was in first grade to when I was 16 or 17 I was medicated, in and out of psychiatrists offices, getting diagnosed with different disorders, getting in trouble in school, and even got arrested twice before dropping out. At the age of 16 or 17 (I forget exactly when) I decided that I just could not take those ever changing medicines any more so I stopped taking them. Ever since I stopped I have lead a normal life. I'm not anti-social, I obtained a GED, have not been in any law trouble, have been in a generally good mood, more motivated to succeed, and even my parents recognize I have come a long way. My father is extremely proud of the man I have become and him and my mother both apologize for have letting me have been medicated like that through my school years. I am now 22, living with my girlfriend, working as an armed security guard, and soon to be pursuing a degree and career in homeland security... I am very satisfied with my life. I want to work for the government, preferably as a Detention and Deportation officer in ICE. But I am worried that misdiagnosis as a child may hinder me. I want to know how I can go about getting evaluated. However I do have a slight concern that a psychiatrist may diagnose me with something I do not have in order to have me use their services. What should I do?

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