Hi, My little girl is 6 1/2 and has had issues since birth. After lots of early intervention and therapy she/we have gotten through most things but it is clear she suffers from an anxiety disorder. She has been seeing the same psychologist since 2 years old it has helped tremendously. I had not wanted my daughter taking any medications and the psychologist also agreed it hadn't been necessary until now. Over the past 6 months she has shown signs of depression. She say's things like, I just want to be alone, goes into her very small dark closest and just sits in there, will not eat for a couple of days at a time and say that she is just so tired. The other morning she said she just wanted to stay in bed and watch a movie on the portable DVD player. This isn't how it is everyday just every few weeks. On the anxiety front we deal on daily basis of constantly reasurance her that we love her, want her, don't hate her, etc. She acts out and my very sweet little girl is disappearing. After a lot of discussions with the psychologist we decided it was time to help her with medication. I have been so worried that she was too little to tell me if she was suffering from side effects of the medication. Yesterday morning was the first day she began taking Zoloft and to my surprise by the afternoon she was already having side effects. She complained of a headache (she doesn't get them) and after about 45mins in bed last night she started crying saying that she was scared and was having a hard time going to sleep (never an issue). She called us again another 45 mins later and was crying because she said she had a bad dream. She woke again at 1am crying because she had another bad dream (she does get bad dreams so I'm not sure if this was from the medications or not). The dose the doctor prescribed is only .625ml. Not even one 1ml so I am so surprised that she already feeling the effects. I still think she needs help but I feel so horrible that I can be hurting her in some way. I would love to hear from other parents experience who have young children on Zoloft or Prozac.