Influence of psychotropic drugs on driving skils

  • Brigita Novak Šarotar
  • Peter Pregelj
Keywords: driving skills, drugs, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics


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.


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Author Biography

Peter Pregelj dr. Peter Preglej, dr. med., Psihiatrična klinika Ljubljana
How to Cite
Novak Šarotar B, Pregelj P. Influence of psychotropic drugs on driving skils. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 1Mar.2013 [cited 15Sep.2019];82(3). Available from: