作者：Siva Govindasamy/Swati Pandey
精神病学教授Gail Saltz指出，人们担忧如果上报自己的问题，可能会失去工作。威尔·康奈尔医学院（Weill Cornell Medical College）
As investigators probe why a young German pilot deliberately crashed an Airbus A320 passenger jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, pilots and psychologists warn there is no foolproof way to prevent similar incidents in the future.
All 150 people on board Germanwings flight 4U9525 died after 27-year-old first officer Andreas Lubitz locked the cockpit door, took control of the plane and veered it down from cruising altitude at 3,000 feet per minute.
German tabloid Bild reported on Friday that Lubitz received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, and the crash has prompted calls for more rigorous mental health and stress tests for pilots.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the U.N. body that sets global aviation standards, recommends that someone with depression should not fly a plane. But it also states in its Manual of Civil Aviation Medicine that psychological tests of aircrew are "rarely of value" and not "reliable" in predicting mental disorders.
These may not be enough, analysts and pilots say.
"People are afraid they won't be able to resume their jobs" if they self-report, said Gail Saltz, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
An experienced captain with an Asian airline added: "They ask about your mental health, about events that could affect you psychologically. But who willingly admits to anything that could lead to a suspension of their license? I won't. I need my job."www.psychspace.com心理学空间网