Zoltan Rihmer, M.D., Ph.D.
Recent studies show that tricyclic and other “old generation” antidepressants can negatively affect the driving capacity (causing somnolence, concentration difficulties, etc.), and the same is true for benzodiazepine use. However, SSRIs and newer antidepresants are much less dangerous in this respect. Combination of mobile phoning and old generation antidepresants/benzodiazepines could be particularly dangerous.
This is a commentary on the article, “Cell phones and driving” by Leo Sher, M.D. published on our website, www.internetandpsychiatry.com