Hi all... I have lots of issues... OCD, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I also suffer from an autoimmune disease that causes me great distress and will most likely shorten my life. I am 63 and currently take .5 mg of Ativan as needed. When I take it, I feel somewhat ‘normal’ and am able to function. My doctor is leery of giving me this long term despite all of the above issues. He now wants me to try Buspar. Has anyone found this to have the same affect as Ativan or at least close to it?