Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Elizabeth Wurtzel
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Chapter Abstracts

Prologue: I Hate Myself and I Want to Die

* Elizabeth has taken herself off lithium cold turkey because she fears she has Graves' disease.

* She is having recurring nightmares and wants to have a life free from drugs.

* She and her roomates are having a party at their apartment, but her cat is accidentally let out and she begins to fear the strangers.

* Her friend Jethro gets her cocaine to loosen her up for the party.

* Elizabeth is the life of the party on cocaine, but as soon as it wears off, she begins to crash hard.

* She cannot find any more drugs and spirals downward.

* She ends up on the bathroom floor, sobbing uncontrollably for hours.

* She remembers her first overdose at summer camp at age 12.

* She visits Dr. Ira who assures her that she needs the lithium and does not have inoperable brain cancer from Prozac...

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