Journal article

The regulation of driving with non-epileptic seizures must be made clearer

Richard A Kanaan, Kasia Kozlowska, Alex Lehn

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Patients with epilepsy have their authorisation to drive restricted under detailed guidelines, but the rules for those with non-epileptic seizures are far less clear. We surveyed specialist clinicians in Australia and found little agreement as to whether such guidelines existed for non-epileptic seizures or what they might be. A number of possible interpretations of the Australian fitness to drive guidelines are explored, and these are often vague in themselves, as well as uncertain in their scope. This means clinicians making momentous driving decisions for their patients with non-epileptic seizures are doubly challenged, first in interpreting what guidelines exist, and second in what they ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers