The physical standards are the same for induction as an officer or enlisted except as they apply to aviators and such.
Actually, sir, they're not.
-Officer candidates must weigh in by the prior service standards (IOW, height and weight measurements that Soldiers in their age group would adhere to). ARMS test is not an option.
-Officer candidates must take and pass the APFT at their age group prior to processing. Enlistees do not have this requirement.
These two are big deals in terms of physical standards. Many who would otherwise qualify to enlist are not eligible for OCS due to those two I listed above.
Your parents' amateur diagnosis is not medical history. A clinical diagnosis by a doctor or psychiatrist is medical history that must be explained and perhaps waivered. The fact that antidepressants were prescribed would suggest to the MEPS doctor that someone with a medical degree did make a diagnosis and they will want to see the medical documents and send you for a psych consult. It should not be a big deal if it was a short duration when you were 11.
Certain drugs automatically require waivers, regardless of duration.
[This message has been edited by CGSC Lobotomy (edited 6/22/2011 4:21a).]