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Psychiatry is a medical specialty which exists to study, prevent, and treat mental disorders in humans.
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Combination of Severe Depression and Antidepressant Use Impairs Driving Ability

  • Written by Ramaz Mitaishvili
  • Category: Psychiatry
A combination of severe depression and antidepressant use may impair driving ability, new research suggests.

In a study presented here at the American Psychological Association 116th Annual Convention, researchers from the University of North Dakota found individuals with severe depression who were taking antidepressants had reduced concentration and slower reaction times behind the wheel than their counterparts with milder depression who were also taking antidepressants.

Furthermore, study participants with mild depression who were taking antidepressants performed no differently from normal controls.

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