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does ativan help depression

A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Ativan (lorazepam) is used for: Symptoms of anxiety. It is not used for depression per say. It is an anxiolytic. Ativan (lorazepam) is relatively rapid acting and often can be abused ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Check in..: Ativan (lorazepam) is commonly given for anxiety to be taken regularly and/or "as needed." Should be fine, but suggest you check with your prescribin ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
It's ok: 1 mg every 6 hours is safe. You can always cut the tablet in half and start with a lower dose to see how it will affect you. You will not have any r ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Kevin Chapman
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Add CBT: I would suggest finding a skilled cognitive behavioral therapist to assist with psychological portion along with your physician who manages medication ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Don't expect it to: Buspar (buspirone) helps with generalized anxiety. It does not typically work as an antidepressant . It can augment the action of many antidepressants ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi), it increases levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine in your brain. Although very effective ( b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Some use in anxiety: This is an antihistamine. Sneezing, itching, swelling, rashes, etc. are the original targets. It was observed that anxiety seemed less severe for some ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
46 years experience Psychiatry
Yes.: Through activation of the norepinephrine transport system.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Nope. It can be sedating at high dose, though.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Buspirone can help: The medication is indeed classified as an antidepressant and is one of the most common prescribed in the country. Many neurologists have the same conc ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Villamor-Nierva
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine that give you a sensation you are drunk. With labrynthitis you feel dizziness, so theoretically the ativan (lor ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on the : Medication. Ssri's are antidepressants that are used for both anxiety and depression. On the other hand, benzodiazapines are sometimes prescribed for ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: What have become known as antidepressants are also used as first line treatment of anxiety disorders. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Prozac (fluoxetine) is an: Antidepressant there are other meds that are used to treat anxiety.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Depends: Wellbutrin (bupropion) helps many with depression but response is certainly individual as it only affects mainly 1 neurotransmitter and often others a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Malen
50 years experience Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for treatment of major depression. Most of the consumer marketing has focusted on its use in pain conditions. It is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Medical Marijuana: While I am a proponent and a leading voice for medical use of marijuana I am also very quick to caution anyone from using this mind altering substance ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Impact on mood: Geodon (ziprasidone) is a second generation antipsychotic. It is FDA approved for treatment of schizophrenia, acute mania and bipolar disorder mixed ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam) can help with: Panic attacks. However, i encourage my patients to learn non-medication ways to handle panic and anxiety. Here is one simple tip: breath in slowly ; ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Drowsy on celexa: Yes, it can. If it does, take your daily dose at bedtime. It can be a useful side effect for insomnia.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Fairly fast: Cbt typically is designed to be self-limiting, usually 12-16 sessions. Patients often start feeling better within a few weeks, but the full course of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Escitalopram: Escitalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Can help: Zoloft (sertraline) is in the ssri family which can help with both depression and anxiety. Individuals respond to medication differently so if it is n ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes,: It can help in the short term. But side effects limit its' use over the long term.

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