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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if i had some anxiety attacks and was prescribed ativan (lorazepam) 0.5 mg. is it safe to take it 4 or 5 times a week?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Probably safe: But I suggest you consider starting CBT therapy to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. What you'll gain can serve you for a lifetime and you'll notice you need the Ativan (lorazepam) less and less - maybe not at all. It can take patience, but it's worth it. Mindfulness Meditation is also great for helping w/ anxiety.

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