Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America Fun Activities

Elizabeth Wurtzel
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Rock n' Roll

Elizabeth mentions a number of different bands that she prefers throughout the novel. Choose one and talk about the band's history, including who enjoyed their music and any relevant drug use or depression episodes in any of the band members. Suggestions include Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, Bruce Springsteen, the Butthole Surfers or any other band mentioned in the novel.

Prozac

Prozac was initially introduced to a select few individuals who suffered from depression. Nowadays, it is a drug recognized by the general mainstream and is frequently prescribed. Research and list the symptoms that must be exhibited by a patient to receive a Prozac prescription. How many individuals are now thought to be taking Prozac regularly? What are its potential side effects?

Family History

Elizabeth mentions other family members having depressive episodes, including her father. Her cousin utlimately commits suicide. Create a medical family...

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