About a week ago (in fact just before christmas) difficult child started cutting back on her sleep more and more. psychiatrist told us on monday to "let her sleep when she wants" which I have been "trying" not to do. She is going to bed at 9pm but not falling asleep until midnight or later. Last night when I went to bed at 1230 I thought she was asleep but when I woke at 3 she was awake in her room. She told me this morning that she didn't sleep at all last night (after taking 6mg melatonin). Over the last week I have also noticed an increase in her irritability and meltdowns. She has also had an increase in her "happy" moods where she does things like lay on the floor and laugh hysterically for 20 minutes about nothing. She is playful with her siblings and talking to everyone like she is so incredibly happy to be near them. I asked her if she has a lot of thoughts in her head and she told me "I can't hear myself talk like I normally do. Everything just comes out". Then when I asked her if she feels like she has a lot of energy she said yes (this is after a night and full day of no sleep). She has spent a good portion of her day reading--has read 1 1/2 thick teen books since 8pm last night!! What do all you knowledgable cd moms think?? And what do you suggest I do. Her next appointment with psychiatrist isn't until feb and I am considering changing psychiatrists. Thanks for reading!!!!