Anxiety is associated with fear and manifests as a future-oriented mood state that consists of a complex cognitive, affective, physiological, and behavioral response system associated with preparation for the anticipated events or circumstances perceived as threatening. This activity reviews the pathophysiology of anxiety, its presentation, and diagnosis and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management.
Ativan is a type of Benzodiazepine, a drug used to treat anxiety. It is often used for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, and epilepsy.
Ativan belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). It is believed that Ativan (lorazepam) works by enhancing the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.