Influence of psychotropic drugs on driving skils

Brigita Novak Šarotar, Peter Pregelj

Abstract


Psychotropic drugs could influence psychophysical performance and driving skills. Impaired psychophysical performance can therefore represents an important cause of traffic accidents. Most patients are treated as outpatients and are more likely to drive a vehicle than hospitalized patients. The paper presents different categorizations of psychotropic drugs that are currently in use. The impact of various classes of psychotropic drugs on driving skills is described.

Keywords


driving skills; drugs; antidepressants; benzodiazepines; antipsychotics

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