We have had a very rough couple of weeks at our house, my 5 year old has stopped sleeping!!! She's scheduled for an evaluation with her PEDIATRICIAN on the 15th, this Saturday, but I am in need of SOMETHING to help with the rest of this week!!! I have got to get some sleep, and she has to go to school. At first, we were leaning more towards ADHD because she is so hyperactive most of the time, but then there are also times when she gets so depressed, so the doctor is leaning more towards BIPOLAR, and after reading the link someone posted about the differences between ADHD and BIPOLAR (thank you for that, by the way, it was very insightful), I am also agreeing with him that she may be bipolar. It just seems like such a young age to be diagnosed with such a big label. If it IS bipolar, then it is pretty rapid-cycling, because we are talking about SERIOUS MANIA 3-4 days a week, and serious depressed the other days. There is NO in between it is totally one extreme or another. Then the last few weeks, we add this sleeping problem on top, and even giving her Melatonin isn't helping. She can be up until 2 or 3 in the morning, wide awake either bouncing off the walls crazy during mania, or just crying during depression days. Then she wakes up at 6 in the morning back in full force again. I just wonder if any of you have had this problem before, and what is a good way to get through long stretches of time with no sleep for you OR for the child???