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Schizophrenia and Driving

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

When someone is recovering from a severe mental illness like schizophrenia — a disorder that can seriously alter one’s perception of reality — sometimes awkward situations come up. Dr. Ron Pies, a contributor to Psych Central, discusses just such a case in The New …

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Schizophrenia and Driving

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  1. My son has been taking clozapine for nine years, and it has not effected his judgment in any way that I have seen. What is worse is drinking and driving, which for anyone is a lethal combination and is acknowledged in the article.

    When my son got out of the hosital five years ago, we asked the psychiatrist if clozapine prevented him from being able to drive, and we were told no.

  2. Scary combination right there, schizophrenia and driving. It is a terrible thing, I only know one person diagnosed and it really has changed his life immensely. Awful.

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