Question: Can I join the Merchant Marine if I have ADHD or ADD?
Answer: Yes, a diagnosis ADHD or ADD alone is not a disqualifying condition. However, if you currently take these medications your application to be a merchant mariner will likely be flagged for more information.
The Coast Guard has been known to offer waivers for ADHD/ADD on a case by case basis. Prepare to have your USCG Physical delayed and submit accompanying paperwork describing the nature of your ADHD/ADD and medication use.