Everything you need to understand or teach Prozac Nation (book) by Elizabeth Wurtzel.
Prozac Nation is an autobiographical account of Elizabeth Wurtzel, an adolescent growing up depressed in New York City. Since her depression is not easily diagnosed and the mental health field is still new and growing, she is not correctly diagnosed until her twenties. This autobiography tracks what happens to Wurtzel and the ways that depression and its symptoms affect her life and her outlook.
As a child, Wurtzel is the ideal child. She is brilliant and accomplishes a number of things before she is twelve, including writing a children's book. She gets straight A's and is seen as a privileged, gifted child. However, as Wurtzel gets older, she starts to act out and have behavioral problems. She experiences more and more depression episodes, although her mother cannot determine why or what to do about the behavior. Wurtzel's parents divorce and the impact of their negativity towards each other...
Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including: