There have been many stories in the news recently about anti-depressants & Children- I heard last night on the news that Prozac is the only with an approval to be used on children- both Zoloft and Paxil were featured during this story- and the side effects for both were horrible. I would seek out a second opinion before opting for medication. I have personally seen the effects of Zoloft on a Teenager- they were not good, makes her tired, with absolutely no interest in anything but sitting on the couch & watching TV, also she experienced a large amount of weight loss which was not needed. Now the side effects of going off of the medication will be worse than staying on it- so she is in a major catch 22.
Good Luck to you.