Research Article

Psychotropic drugs and accidents in a general practice.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 287 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.287.6402.1349 (Published 05 November 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;287:1349
  1. G A Binnie

    Abstract

    The incidence of accidents over five years in a group of patients who had taken benzodiazepines, phenothiazines, and antidepressants for more than a year was compared with that in control patients who had not been taking tranquilizers. The patients taking benzodiazepines had a statistically significantly increased risk of having an accident compared with controls, though this was not true when they were not taking the drugs.