The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Prozac <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=571&u=/nm/20030103/hl_nm/prozac_teens_dc&printer=1">for treating depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder in children</a> as young as seven. While some doctors have already been legally prescribing the drug for young people, others have <a href="http://dir.salon.com/news/feature/2000/03/21/prozac/index.html">expressed concern about such use.</a> The Eli Lilly & Co. drug is the first in its class (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) to receive the FDA's green light for treating depression in children. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression affects up to 2.5 percent of children and 8.3 percent of adolescents in the U.S.; OCD affects approximately 2 percent of the population and usually begins at an early age. I know this is a personal issue with many here, so I'd like to hear some thoughts. Is there such thing as too young for this? Or do these real problems demand a treatment with anti-depressants?