A 17-year-old male asked:
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which is safer and which works best- buspar (buspirone) or ativan for anxiety treatment? in someone with a heart condition which is safer?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety Tretment?: Ideally u should discuss this with u pcp and based on his finding , he can recommend to u what to take .In general Ativan can cause. More sedation and habit forming , but can work better and faster than buspar (buspirone).
Answered on May 8, 2016
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