Dear sir, lorazepam
is an immediate acting medication whereas escitalopram
provide benefits gradually over time. But lorazepam can be habit forming and is more like symptomatic treatment without treating the cause. Escitalopram and sertraline are not habit forming and more than just
symptomatic treatment. In any case, the choice of appropriate medication must be made by a qualified psychiatrist
. There are many factors to be considered before starting any of these medications. Take care!