EFFECTS OF CHRONICALLY ADMINISTERED BUSPIRONE AND DIAZEPAM ON DRIVING RELATED SKILLS PERFORMANCE

The effects on driving skills of buspirone and diazepam, singly and in combination with alcohol, were examined. Three groups of 16 subjects each (8 men and 8 women) received either 20 mg of buspirone, 15 mg of diazepam, or placebo daily for 9 days. On day 9, they also received alcohol (men, 0.85 g/kg; women 0.72 g/kg). On days 1, 8, and 9, subjects were tested on a driving simulator and given four sessions of divided attention tasks examining tracking and visual search performance. Extensive evidence of performance impairment associated with diazepam contrasted with improved performance under chronic buspirone treatment. Alcohol effects were additive.

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    Physicians Postgraduate Press, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 240008
    Memphis, TN  United States  38124
  • Authors:
    • Moskowitz, H
    • Smiley, A
  • Publication Date: 1982-12

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  • Accession Number: 00604216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM