Our expert says:
Personally, I would never use the family of drugs to which Ativan belongs, for any purpose, and especially not in the long-acting version. They are indeed sedatives which provide early relief of anxiety, but never cure anxiety disorder and have a real risk of producing dependency. I wonder whether perhaps you are being treated by a GP. YOu would be best served by seeing a proper experienced specialist psychiatrist to advise on better medications for this disorder, and to provide or refer you to someone who can provide, CBT, Cognitive-Behaviour Disorder, which is excellent for treating Anxiety disorders, and poduces lasting benefits by helping you to learn how to avoid and manage your own feelings of anxiety
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