A 22-year-old female asked:
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can ativan (lorazepam) help prevent ptsd episodes or can it make them more frequent/worse?

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
57 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Short acting benzodiazepines such as Ativan (lorazepam) and others are usually not the prime or first choice for treatment of PTSD . However there can be situations where it may be useful. With this type of medication you always have to be aware that dependency on them can happen
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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