So for awhile now easy child has had trouble sleeping. She was taking melatonin, which helped but has now pooped out. We tried and OTC sleep aid last night, and this morning she said it helped while last night she said it woke her up. She gets sick at the drop of a hat--has missed so much school that the school is sending me letters. She has missed over a month of school already. She is irritable, and can be mean. She sees our family doctor next week, and I meet with a possible therapist for her. I just don't know if this is a physical thing or depression or whatever. Family doctor will do a bunch of blood work--I think I will ask her to do allergy testing too. easy child has already seen an allergy/asthma doctor who did the skin prick tests for allergies-----all were negative. He did decide she has excercise induced asthma. I am getting worried about her. I just don't know what is going on, it could be so many different things. I would not be surprised if it is depression, but wow. Is my whole family going to end up on psychiatric medications? Mental illness may not be contagious, but the stress it causes sure causes a lot of issues.