Ativan, also known by its generic name lorazepam, belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It is used in adults and children at least 12 years old to treat anxiety disorders. Ativan is also used to treat insomnia caused by anxiety or temporary situational stress. In some cases, it is used to treat nausea and vomiting from cancer treatment and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal. However, misuse of Ativan can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that works on negative thought patterns or behaviors to recognize and restructure them. It is a first-line, empirically supported intervention for anxiety disorders. CBT can help you change how you approach a situation. Please consult with a healthcare professional for more information before starting any medication or therapy.

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