Hello! I am currently working for a Police Department as a Community Service Officer. I have been there for the past 9 months. Before I started, I was feeling very depressed due to the loss of my father, grandfather, and great uncle. As a result, I went to talk to a psychiatrist. She put me Lexapro, which helped initially, but then made me very irritable. So, she changed me over to 60mg of Cymbalta, and 150mg of Wellbutrin (I take both 1x per day). Anyway, I know how the opportunity to become a police officer. In order to do so, I need to pass a psychological exam. Will this prevent me from passing? I talked to my psychiatrist, and she feels that I am stable, and said that she would write a letter, or fill out any paperwork stating that my mental state is fine to become a police officer.
As a side note, before I started my current position, I had to go through a medical exam. I revealed that I was on Lexapro, and the doctor didn't fail me for it.
Lastly, what is the Psychological exam looking for? I was diagnosed back in Sept of 09' with moderate depression with anxiety
. If you could please let me know, that would be great.