Someone with negative symptoms, managing to drive a vehicle with tranquility, attention and precision?
Cognitive impairment gets in the way of me driving. I don’t have the concentration to drive unfortunately.
Negative symptoms probably don’t matter for driving in my opinion.
I think it’s my Haldol that makes it hard for me to drive. I don’t have the mental alertness to drive on the highways. But I can drive on main roads
for me it is pure anxiety that gets in the way of driving and stress
and the concentration required for it in combination with the anxiety and stress would be too much for me
same here. pdoc said i shouldn’t drive anymore and i think he is right.
I drive very well
I’m a good driver, and I don’t have any symptoms that get in the way of it. Once I’m behind the wheel, I’m totally focused on the road.
Negative symptoms don’t affect my driving. I’ve been known to park a vehicle for safety when having trouble with positives being distracting or being slowed down by high doses of meds.
I’m a delivery driver, that’s my job. I’m on the road 6-8 hours a day. Rural, suburban, highways. I spend like 90% of my shift driving.
I love to drive.
I don’t really have negative symptoms or cognitive problems though. But I had very intense positives before I was medicated. But even when I had positives I could drive just fine.
I think my thoughts race worse when I drive and I panic. Because I’m sitting still and trying to focus.
Never taken a driving test. Too aware of my impairments, and the fact I’d be an accident waiting to happen,to get behind the wheel of a car.
I drove for 40 years and I got into so many accidents every one of those years that I can’t count them all.
I walked away from every one of them without a scratch and I never hurt anyone else either, by the grace of God.
In all of that time, no doctor, court, DMV department or insurance company ever told me that I had to quit driving. Instead, the insurance companies kept replacing my wrecked cars. Even more amazing, they kept lowering my rates for being a loyal customer.
It was my cognitive impairment that I was dealing with. Anyway, one year, when I fell into a ditch and a month later was actually jailed due to my driving, I voluntarily surrendered my drivers license and I have never been happier.
I feel that schizophrenia has fcked up my vision. Actually I know it has fcked up my vision. It has taken away my contrast sensitivity, the borders around objects are less sharp, etc. Also concentration issues etc. I do drive while being schizophrenic, but it isn’t safe for me to drive at all. I should have my driver’s license revoked. Have also almost ran over a few pedestrians trying to cross the driveway to my apartment cause they will just pop into view.
Honestly, my car keeps me safe.
I suck at driving. I go over the lines way too often, I have a hard time staying in my lane while going around a curve or a corner, sometimes I don’t notice that the car is breaking in front of me, and when I’m backing out of a parking spot, I have a hard time paying attention to other movements of cars or people.
But my car has a lot of safety features. It auto-corrects my car if I get close to going over the traffic lines. It helps keep me in my lane when I’m going around curves, it auto-brakes if someone brakes in front of me if I don’t notice in time, and I have a backup camera that alerts me of any movement of other cars or people while I’m backing out.
I’ve had this car (2018 Subaru Crosstrek) for almost a year, and not a single ding or accident of any kind! I love my car.
I used to think all of the traffic assist features were silly. Like, I don’t need that extra crap, right? But now I’ve realized it is so important for me, to keep me and others safe.
That’s all so cool!
That happened to me the other day, I was at a stop sign looked both ways saw nothing, went to pull out almost plowed a truck Right in the center and I looked and never saw it
I drove a car and a motorcycle while unmedicated.
Honestly they need to have tests that test how safe it is for schizophrenics to drive. I bet about 50% of us would fail.
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