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How effective is Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder?





Summary: 283 Ativan users have rated its effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder.

Overall ratings: 3.4/5
Long term ratings: 3.5/5

This is a review of how effective Ativan (lorazepam) is for Generalized anxiety disorder and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

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What is Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 35,203 users)

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry) can be treated by Xanax, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Lexapro, Zoloft, Ativan. (latest reports from Generalized Anxiety Disorder 15,652 patients)

On Dec, 18, 2014: 283 people are studied for taking Ativan in Generalized anxiety disorder




Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder


Long term Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder

Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall651909838
Long term
(1+ years)
022525524

Gender of people who take Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder * :

FemaleMale
Generalized anxiety disorder72.08%27.92%

Age of people who take Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Generalized anxiety disorder0.35%0.00%3.18%18.73%28.62%24.03%11.66%13.43%

Who find Ativan more effective for Generalized anxiety disorder?

Gender of people who find Ativan more effective * :

FemaleMale
Generalized anxiety disorder72.06%27.94%

Age of people who find Ativan more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Generalized anxiety disorder0.74%0.00%2.94%19.85%31.62%24.26%11.76%8.82%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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