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Subclinical epileptic bursts in the brain may affect patients’ driving

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Antiepileptic drugs significantly prolonged patients' reaction times during electroencephalography recordings but did not appear to impair driving performance.

"Antiepileptic drugs reduce patients' reactivity, but it is mainly the interictal epileptic activity that contributes to an excess of virtual accidents," said Dr. Heinz Krestel, senior author of the Epilepsia article.

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