Lorazepam is one of the benzodiazepine-group of pharmaceuticals that are used extensively in the treatment of anxiety-stress-depression disorders, including mania, delirium and excitatory conditions.

Lorazepam has all six of the intrinsic benzodiazepine effects (anxiolysis, anterograde amnesia, sedation/hypnosis, anticonvulsion, antiemesis and muscle relaxation), but is specifically useful for combatting the short term symptoms of anxiety and aggression.