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.
- Ativan Information for Consumers
- Ativan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ativan (detailed)
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