Assessing Fitness to Drive

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7. Psychiatric conditions

Refer also to section 6 Neurological conditions and section 9 Substance misuse (including alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription drug misuse).

Psychiatric conditions encompass a range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders and personality disorders. They also include dementia and substance abuse conditions, which are addressed elsewhere in the standards (refer to section 6.1 Dementia and section 9 Substance misuse (including alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription drug misuse)).