Over the past few decades the mental health question on the most commonly used national security clearance application form has become increasingly complex as the form itself has grown incredibly long and detailed.
While you are required to give approval for a security clearance investigator to contact your doctor, you will not likely have to disclose your full medical records, unless issues arise during the investigation.
Denial or revocation of a security clearance due to a mental health issue is very rare; however interim security clearances can be and often are “declined” solely on the basis of mental health treatment listed on a SF86. This potentially affects tens of thousands of clearance applicants each year…
Mental health issues can adversely affect an individual’s eligibility for a federal security clearance, but many clearance applicants worry unnecessarily and sometimes choose not to seek treatment due to fears that it could result in the denial or revocation of a clearance.