Yesterday I read the news about Whitney Dafoe and his momentary improvement when he is taking Ativan. When I first saw the article I read Ativan but my brain was thinking Adderall. It wasn't until I had a chance to read the complete article that I realized it was actually Ativan, a benzo. In most of us this drug would cause us to be more tired and less physically functioning. In Whitney's case it provided him more energy and he was actually able to communicate somewhat with his parents. (I can't imagine how amazing that had to be for Ron and Janet.) His response is not typical. Can anyone explain why his body may have responded this way? Is his brain so nervous and overstimulated that his body has shut down and the Ativan allowed him some calmness and ability to communicate?