Prozac Nation

Prozac Nation

Young and Depressed in America

Book - 1994
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In Prozac Nation, Wurtzel describes her harrowing battle with clinical depression before she was finally treated with Prozac. In a society plagued by divorce, economic instability, and AIDS, Wurtzel depicts the growing number of depressed and overmedicated people in America.

Baker & Taylor
The author recounts her problems with mental depression, describes the impact of Prozac and other treatments, and argues that somethiing must be wrong if so many people must be put on antidepressants

Book News
"Full of promise" is how anyone would have described Elizabeth Wurtzel at age ten, a bright-eyed little girl who painted, wrote stories, and excelled in school. By age 12, she was cutting her legs with razor blades, and college turned into a series of breakdowns, crises, and a suicide attempt. Not until being prescribed Prozac, in combination with other psychoactive drugs and therapy, was some stability possible for her. Written with spunk and wit, this is an excellent picture of a young woman's struggle with depression and her view of the dire effects our social and cultural milieu has on the young. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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A memoir of sex, drugs, and depression indicts an overmedicated America as it chronicles the fortunes of a Harvard-educated child of divorce who lived in the fast lane as a music critic, always fighting her chronic depression. Tour.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1994
ISBN: 9780395680933
039568093X
Characteristics: 317 p ; cm

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penpencil22 Jun 23, 2011

thoroughly exhausting to read, but definitely worth reading.

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KimberleyAnna
Jun 09, 2010

I actually recommended the library order this book after I read More, Now, Again, also by Elizabeth Wurtzel.
I can't say I was absolutely pleased. Halfway through I decided this could be said to be "Poetic Whining." Though in many instances, I still understand the meaning of her reasons to write the way she did and am grateful for her honesty.

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penpencil22 Jun 23, 2011

"Depression is such an uncharismatic disease"

penpencil22 Jun 23, 2011

"I never felt I had the right to be depressed. I always felt like: Really, if I wanted to, I could snap out of this."

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Jun 09, 2010

KimberleyAnna thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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