Antidepressants May Lower Driving Skills

Antidepressants May Lower Driving Skills

There are 12 comments on the NBC 10 Philadelphia story from Aug 18, 2008, titled Antidepressants May Lower Driving Skills. In it, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports that:

People taking drugs to treat depression drive worse than other people, according to a new report.

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Allison

Pennsauken, NJ

#1 Aug 18, 2008
Duh!!!!! Really!!!????? NO SURPRISE!!!!! I was almost killed by a woman taking antidepressants and she went through a red light, her son's head went through the windshield and he's brain damaged.....
Joey

Roseville, CA

#2 Aug 18, 2008
could you imagine a woman driver, living in New Jersey, on antidepressants? man, tawk about a hat trick!!
catie

Chicago, IL

#3 Aug 18, 2008
Joey wrote:
could you imagine a woman driver, living in New Jersey, on antidepressants? man, tawk about a hat trick!!
How about a chinese woman driver, on antidepressants, talking on her cell phone while applying makeup?!
Power for Truth

Whitehall, PA

#4 Aug 18, 2008
A woman driving an SUV while jabbering on a cell phone!! No drugs needed and has DEATH MACHINE written all over it. Most women shouldn't drive anyways.
concerned Mom

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Aug 18, 2008
Why do we continue to find dangers to driving - texting, talking on the cell phone (both not smart), now taking antidepressants - but we refuse to crack down on drinking and driving? Is it political? Shame on smoking in a PRIVATELY owned eatery (I'm NOT a smoker, but defend your right as a business owner to allow people to do so), but OK to stopping on the way home for a couple of drinks, then continuing on our way.
dnhorning

United States

#6 Aug 18, 2008
Just what we needed, another way for people to discriminate against those of us with mental illnesses -- illnesses that we cannot control anymore than people with diabetes, cancer or heart disease. I am sure that their medications can do the same but where are the articles about them.

Since: Apr 08

Brookhaven, PA

#7 Aug 18, 2008
But its ok to stare at your GPS while you are zooming down the highway?
Joey

Roseville, CA

#8 Aug 18, 2008
concerned Mom wrote:
Why do we continue to find dangers to driving - texting, talking on the cell phone (both not smart), now taking antidepressants - but we refuse to crack down on drinking and driving? Is it political? Shame on smoking in a PRIVATELY owned eatery (I'm NOT a smoker, but defend your right as a business owner to allow people to do so), but OK to stopping on the way home for a couple of drinks, then continuing on our way.
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It's NOT OK to drink and drive, just ask MADD!
Joey, president of DAMM (drunks against Mad Mothers)

“I love people ;)”

Since: Jul 08

Hurst, TX

#9 Aug 19, 2008
The antidepressants have a label that states it may cause dizziness or problems with driving. People who take these specific prescriptions should be aware of the complications and act accordingly.

It is despicable for a news station to blatantly, point out that antidepressants are the cause of accidents when that is not true. The cases are with individuals who have different responses to prescriptions.

To me this just sounds like another excuse to explain people’s bad driving habits.
JPS

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 Aug 19, 2008
Hello McFly!!!!!
Wilson
#12 Sep 26, 2013
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Ann

UK

#13 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/TRCx1y only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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