May 29, 2018

Neurosis, Another Threat to Safe Driving

by tpcoto in Xesol Biometrics

It has been proven that neurotic disorders, which include panic and anxiety, affects more people than we imagine.

In fact, according to the Fundación Mapfre, 1% of the Spanish population suffers from chronic mental illness and 8.4% say they suffer from depression or sleep problems, among other nervous pathologies. A survey done by the Spanish Consumer and User Organization shows that 34% of people say they have suffered from these disorders at some time and about 32% never went to the doctor.

Some of the symptoms are the sensation of terror, of not being able to identify their surrounding environment, the temporary inability to think rationally, the loss of contact with the people and objects of the environment, tachycardia, tremors, sweating, dizziness, generalized motor skill weakness, nausea, rigidity of the extremities and a long etcetera.

Consequently, although suffering from a disorder of this type does not impair, it significantly affects the concentration and the ability to react, which decreases considerably. It also increases fatigue, but it especially increases the risk of suffering a traffic accident.

Moreover, it is very likely that the drugs prescribed to treat the problem alter the chemical functions of the brain and cause drowsiness, so it is recommended not to drive and least at night, as well as avoid alcohol consumption in order to keep our road safe.