Prozac Nation

Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704302488

Category: Chemotherapy

Page: 336

View: 2860


'Prozac Nation' gives voice to the high incidence of depression amongst young people who are fully entrenched in the culture of divorce, economic instability and AIDS.

Depression and Narrative

Author: Hilary Clark

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 0791477592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

View: 3671


How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.

Prozac Backlash

Author: Joseph Glenmullen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743200624

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 388

View: 1112


In a controversial look at the potent drugs millions of Americans consume each day--for everything from anxiety to sexual addiction--Dr. Glenmullen presents authoritative information on why they are risky and provides advice on choosing safer alternative treatments.

Encyclopedia of Depression [2 volumes]

Author: Linda Wasmer Andrews

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313353670

Category: Psychology

Page: 570

View: 5954


Written in clear, nontechnical language, and filled with lively historical and cultural highlights, this comprehensive reference work is a scientifically grounded yet thoroughly readable introduction to depressive disorders. • About 300 entries on depression, including the genetic, biological, environmental, and personality factors underlying it as well as the latest treatments • Brief bibliographies with each entry, directing readers to additional print and online sources • Fascinating sidebars on issues, breakthroughs, and famous persons who suffered from depression, including Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Irving Berlin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georgia O'Keeffe • A comprehensive index

Springsteen as Soundtrack

Author: Caroline Madden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476672857

Category: Music

Page: 243

View: 9737


A catalog nearly fifty years in the making, Bruce Springsteen's music remains popular and a frequent subject of study yet little critical attention has been given to its inclusion in film and television. This book examines a selection of films and TV shows from the 1980s to the present--including Mask, High Fidelity, The Sopranos and The Wrestler--that feature Springsteen's music on the soundtrack. Relating his thematic preoccupations with religion, the Vietnam War, the promise of the open road, economic disparity and blue-collar malaise, his songs color narrative and articulate the inner lives of characters. This book explores the many on-screen contexts of Springsteen's work from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. to Springsteen on Broadway.

Rhetorical Bodies

Author: Jack Selzer,Sharon Crowley

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299164744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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What significance does the physical, material body still have in a world of virtual reality and genetic cloning? How do technology and postmodern rhetoric influence our understanding of the body? And how can our discussion of the body affect the way we handle crises in public policy--the politics of race and ethnicity; issues of "family values" that revolve around sexual and gender identities; the choices revolving around reproduction and genome projects, and the spread of disease? Leading scholars in rhetoric and communication, as well as literary and cultural studies, address some of the most important topics currently being discussed in the human sciences. The essays collected here suggest the wide range of public arenas in which rhetoric is operative--from abortion clinics and the World Wide Web to the media's depiction of illiteracy and the Donner Party. These studies demonstrate how the discourse of AIDS prevention or Demi Moore's "beautiful pregnancy" call to mind the physical nature of being human and the ways in which language and other symbols reflect and create the physical world.

Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Author: Kenneth Millard

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748629548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the 'coming-of-age' novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise the vicissitudes of growing up and the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, often presented through depictions of immediate family relationships and other social structures. This book considers a variety of different American cultures (in terms of race, class and gender) and a range of contemporary coming-of-age novels, so that aesthetic judgements about the fiction might be made in the context of the social history that fiction represents. A series of questions are asked:* Does the coming-of-age moment in these novels coincide with an interpretation of the 'fall' of America?* What kind of national commentary does it therefore facilitate?* Is the Bildungsroman a quintessentially American genre?* What can it usefully tell us about contemporary American culture? Although the focus is on the conte

Anxiety Disorders

Author: Brian Kennedy

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737751274

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6994


It is estimated that approximately ten percent of teenagers and forty percent of adults suffer from an anxiety disorder of some kind. This collection of essays provides an overview of anxiety disorders and their impact on teens. Chapters examine test anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Readers will examine the importance of teen mental health checkups, current treatment opinions, and related controversies. Essay sources include Good Morning America, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

Killing Yourself to Live

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743264452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

View: 8495


The pop culture author of Fargo Rock City and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs recounts his more than 6,500-mile journey across America, during which he visited the sites of famous rock star deaths and experienced philosophical changes of perspective. 100,000 first printing.

To Fix Or To Heal

Author: Joseph E. Davis,Ana Marta Gonzalez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479809586

Category: Law

Page: 343

View: 3150


Do doctors fix patients? Or do they heal them? For all of modern medicine’s many successes, discontent with the quality of patient care has combined with a host of new developments, from aging populations to the resurgence of infectious diseases, which challenge medicine’s overreliance on narrowly mechanistic and technical methods of explanation and intervention, or “fixing’ patients. The need for a better balance, for more humane “healing” rationales and practices that attend to the social and environmental aspects of health and illness and the experiencing person, is more urgent than ever. Yet, in public health and bioethics, the fields best positioned to offer countervailing values and orientations, the dominant approaches largely extend and reinforce the reductionism and individualism of biomedicine. The collected essays in To Fix or To Heal do more than document the persistence of reductionist approaches and the attendant extension of medicalization to more and more aspects of our lives. The contributors also shed valuable light on why reductionism has persisted and why more holistic models, incorporating social and environmental factors, have gained so little traction. The contributors examine the moral appeal of reductionism, the larger rationalist dream of technological mastery, the growing valuation of health, and the enshrining of individual responsibility as the seemingly non-coercive means of intervention and control. This paradigm-challenging volume advances new lines of criticism of our dominant medical regime, even while proposing ways of bringing medical practice, bioethics, and public health more closely into line with their original goals. Precisely because of the centrality of the biomedical approach to our society, the contributors argue, challenging the reductionist model and its ever-widening effects is perhaps the best way to press for a much-needed renewal of our ethical and political discourse.