LEO E. HOLLISTER, M.D.
Drugs used to treat emotional disorders seem to be ubiquitous in these anxious times. The antianxiety drugs diazepam and chlordiazepoxide rank first and third, respectively, among prescribed drugs. Among the remaining top 50 favorite prescription drugs, one can count 13 others representing characteristic sedative-hypnotic, antipsychotic, and antidepressive drugs. Other drugs that have the potential to affect driving adversely may be prescribed, self-administered as over-the-counter remedies, or taken as social drugs. These include antihistaminics, analgesics, gastrointestinal drugs, sympathomimetics, caffeine, marihuana, and ethanol. The latter social drug is taken by approximately 50% of the population of the United States, roughly the same
LEO E. HOLLISTER. Psychotherapeutic Drugs and Driving. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:413. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-3-413_1
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