Food and Drug Administration, generally considered cautious, has approved fluoxetine for children under 12 years of age. Media rapidly put on guard about the hazard derived from the use of the drug which is, moreover, already authorized for adolescence. Every drug has side effects, even tryciclic antidepressants habitually used for similar pathologies do. As for any drug also for fluoxetine doctors must possess knowledge and
be very cautious.