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Prozac diary

by Lauren Slater

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Slater, Lauren,
    • Mentally ill -- United States -- Biography,
    • Fluoxetine,
    • Mental illness -- Chemotherapy -- Case studies

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLauren Slater.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRC464.S58 A3 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination203 p. ;
      Number of Pages203
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL688709M
      ISBN 100679457216
      LC Control Number97035727
      OCLC/WorldCa37432870

      Lauren Slater's memoir Prozac Diary is a worthy addition to the "women and madness" genre or for the millions currently taking antidepressants. What makes Slater's book a standout, though, is that it's the experience of one of the first people to use Prozac for depression/5. Prozac Diary chronicles the life of year-old Lauren Slater who became one of the first takers of a brand new drug, Prozac. She writes not so much about the actual drug (though she does talk about its side effects), but more about the consequences of shifting from an /5(2).

      23 quotes from Prozac Diary: ‘Illness was a temporary respite, a release from the demands of an alienating world.’ “I had lots of books, most of them nonfiction, because I’d always felt that in nonfiction, specifically in the disciplines of psychology, philosophy, and theology, I might find clues about ways to live my life Author: Lauren Slater.   "Prozac Diary" is the record of Slater's 10 years on the wonder drug, first as a patient in clinical trials and later as a reluctant but inexorable convert to the miracle of psychotropics, with Author: Peter Kurth.

      Prozac Diary is a wonderfully written report from inside a decade on Prozac, and an original writer's acute observations on the challenges of living modern life/5(38). Get this from a library! Prozac diary. [Lauren Slater] -- The author describes the dramatic impact of Prozac and her struggle to cope with the challenges of "normal life" during a decade on the drug.


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Prozac Diary chronicles the life of year-old Lauren Slater who became one of the first takers of a brand new drug, Prozac. She writes not so much about the actual drug (though she does talk about its side effects), but more about the consequences of shifting from an /5. Prozac Diary is a wonderfully written report from inside a decade on Prozac, and an original writer's acute observations on the challenges of living modern life.4/4(7).

Prozac Diary is a wonderfully written report from inside a decade Prozac diary book Prozac, and an original writer's acute observations on the challenges of living modern life/5(40).

Prozac Diary is a wonderfully written report from inside a decade on Prozac, and an original writer's acute observations on the challenges of living modern life/5(4). In Prozac Diary, a rich and beautifully written memoir, Slater describes what it is like to experience the heady high of Prozac's bright flare, to spend most of your life feeling crazy and then to find yourself in the strange state of feeling well.

Prozac Diary is a wonderfully written report from inside a decade on Prozac, and an original writer's acute observations on the challenges of living modern life. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AUG 3, /5(5). Prozac Diary is Lauren Slater's incisive account of a life restored to productivity, creativity, and love.

When she wakes up one morning and finds that her demons no longer have a hold on her, 3/5(2). A perceptive and articulate young psychologist's revealing memoir of ten years on Prozac, with all its blessings and curses.

If Slater's first book, empathetic stories about her patients, Welcome to My Country (), was remarkable for its self-revelations, this one is even more so. Prozac Diary. By LAUREN SLATER Random House. Read the Review. WHERE HE WAITS He did not need to ask me many questions, as he had my entire chart before him, thick as an urban phone book.

The packet was rather unimpressive, plain white, with a perforated top. To my surprise, he lifted it to his lips and tore at it with his teeth, then gently. Prozac Diary is Lauren Slater's incisive account of a life restored to productivity, creativity, and love.

When she wakes up one morning and finds that her demons no longer have a hold on her, Slater struggles with the strange state of being well after a lifetime of :   PROZAC DIARY is a lyrical and startlingly poignant accountof living under the shadow of a controlled, but ultimately incurable, mental illness.

'Frank, moving and eye-opening. Confessions like these speak to us all' - Roy Porter/5(18). Prozac Diary is Lauren Slater's incisive account of a life restored to productivity, creativity, and love. When she wakes up one morning and finds that her demons no Read More5/5(5). About Prozac Diary.

The author of the acclaimed Welcome to My Country describes in this provocative and funny memoir the ups and downs of living on Prozac for ten years, and the strange adjustments she had to make to living "normal life." Today millions of people take Prozac, but Lauren Slater was one of the first.

In this rich and beautifully written memoir, she describes what it’s like to. Inat Lauren Slater lived alone in a basement apartment in Cambridge, depressed, suicidal, unemployed. Ten years later, she is a psychologist running her own clinic, an award-winning writer, and happily married.

The transformation in her life was brought about by Prozac. Prozac Diary is Lauren Slater's incisive account of a life restored to productivity, creativity, and love. Lauren Slater's memoir Prozac Diary is a worthy addition to the "women and madness" genre or for the millions currently taking antidepressants.

What makes Slater's book a standout, though, is that it's the experience of one of the first people to use Prozac for s: Book: Prozac Diary Author: Lauren Slater Type of book: Memoir, psychology, psychiatry, non-fiction Why Did I Read This Book: I love tales of psychiatry and mental illness.

I was one of those who was prescribed Prozac in the first wave of the drug’s popularity and like reading about how others responded or did not respond to the drug. Psychiatrist Peter Kramer's book Listening to Prozac created a sensation when it was released inand it remains the most fascinating look at the new generation of antidepressants.

Kramer found that the changes in brain chemistry brought about by Prozac had a wide variety of effects, often giving users greater feelings of self-worth and confidence, less sensitivity to social rejection Reviews: Discussion Questions Prozac Diary.

by Lauren Slater. For much of the book, Slater calls her doctor the "Prozac Doctor," rather than by name. How does this reflect her feelings about and her experience with the medical profession. Does the doctor's attitude justify this depersonalization, or does she expect too much of him?.

"Prozac Diary" is made up of notes and journal entries, scraps of memory, and letters to Slater's doctor. The collage effect notwithstanding, the book is tightly bound by its humor and.

The author of this book describes her journey through Prozac in poetic style. She paints a picture of what life was like before, during, and after Prozac. Before she was nuts, shortly after taking Prozac she was highly functional, after the "Prozac Poop-out" she was nuts again/5(36).

Prozac Diary by Lauren Slater About the Book Lauren Slater wakes up one morning to find "the world as I had known it my whole life did not seem to exist."The commonplace things in her scruffy, barely furnished basement apartment and the familiar scene outside her kitchen window have been transformed, smoothed out, slowed down.

I n Prozac Diary (), Lauren Slater wrote powerfully of the way fluoxetine had transformed her previously chaotic life.

While the author recorded a handful of negative side-effects – a.Prozac Diary Lauren Slater, Author Random House (NY) $ (p Buy this book In the final chapter of Welcome to My Country (), an account of her work with schizophrenic patients.