Friday, August 22, 2008

Driving and depression

A study of 60 people by researchers at the University of North Dakota looked into the links between depression, antidepressant usage and driving skills. 31 people who were taking antidepressants and 29 people who were not taking any medication undertook a driving simulation test which tested steering, concentration and scanning. Those participants who were taking antidepressants were further divided into those with severe and mild symptoms. Participants who were taking antidepressants but who scored in the normal range for depression did no worse than the control group but those people taking antidepressants with a high number of symptoms of depression performed significantly worse.

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