I was hospitalized for an episode of psychosis back in January. I had no prior issues, and started treatment immediately. The medication I was prescribed has worked well. I’ve had no relapse since my release. As far as my therapist and psychiatrist are concerned, I have no condition/diagnosis. They believe the psychosis was caused by a severe anxiety attack. I am reasonably confident that this conclusion is correct myself.
Would I have a problem obtaining a secret clearance if I started the process now, explaining as I have above? My understanding is that mental health issues that are well under control are non-issues for clearance purposes. For what its worth, I believe I’ll be weened off all of my medications soon, though they don’t seem to have any negative effects I’ve noticed.
I ask because I have job offers from a federal contractor and a non-clearance required company. If I’d my druthers, I’d take the offer from the contractor. The work seems more interesting/rewarding. However, if I’m likely to lose a clearance adjudication, I feel I should take the non-cleared job.
Any guidance here would be appreciated, thanks!