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Chapter 4: The Project of Pathology: Reflexivity and Depression in Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation

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The Project of Pathology: Reflexivity and Depression in Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation
The project of pathology: Reflexivity and depression in Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation
DwightFee

Nothing could be more false than the myth of madness as an illness that is unaware of itself as such. … The way in which a subject accepts or rejects his illness, the way in which he interprets it and gives signification to its most absurd forms, constitutes one of the essential dilemmas of the illness.

(Foucault, 1987: 46–7)

I am incoherent and know it.

(Wurtzel, 1995: 115)

‘The Thin Red Line’ was the cover story not long ago in the New York Times Magazine (Egan, 1997). The article discusses a new rise in ‘cutting’ and other similar self-mutilating behaviors among young people, particularly women, that ...

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