Skip to Content

Does ativan help your depression?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (2)

10 Aug 2009

Ativan is a benzo that acts as an antianxiety med and as a sedative. It will not help with depression. It does help with anxiety, irritability caused by psychotic disorders, insomnia, and with alcohol withdrawls. You may be confusing Ativan (lorazepam) with Xanax (alprazolam), which does help with depression caused by anxiety. Hope this helps.

Votes: +0

11 Aug 2009

yes it can, but it generally for general and chronic anxiety. Ask your Dr. but Wellbutrin is much better for depression.

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions

Depression - I would like to know if it is right to take you of 175 m.g. of amtripilene and?

... 100m.grams of mellerell and 2m.g. of ativan all at once

1 answer 11 Nov 2009

I need a good medicine that will help with depression?

i h my have manic bipoar depression and post tramtic stress. im on neurtoin tegeroltoll spahreas and ativan as needed. theres times i cant sleep but ...

2 answers 10 Apr 2013

I was on 1 ml of ativan for 10 years. I tried to taper off but crashed?

So my pdoc upped my amount to 1 ml twice a day. This was not a good thing. My anxiety got so bad I was hospitalized for a month. It is 6 months later ...

2 answers 25 Jul 2013

Im on Clonazepam 1mg along with Mirtazepine30 mg .I would like to use ativan which was better for me

I have been put on Clonazepam 0.5mg X 2 & Mirtazepine 30 mg for anxiety depression and restlessness.Previous to this I was on Ativan 1mg X 2 ...

1 answer 25 Mar 2014

Depression - I am taking venlafaxine 75mg a day. I take it in the morning. I also have ativan 1mg?

... that I take when anxious. Sometimes I wake up and feel like my heart is gonna jump out of my chest and wanna take an ativan. Can they be taken ...

3 answers 15 Jan 2015