Disordered sleep is one of the main symptoms of bipolar disorder. Trouble going to bed and oversleeping are both disorders in themselves. Signs of insomnia include dark, under-eye circles and fatigue. Some anti-depressant medications like Trazodone work as sedatives to help induce sleep.
Last week, we looked at three studies that indicated that people with serious mental illness can expect to lose anywhere from nine to 25 years of life. The one study that looked at those with bipolar in particular suggested 10-11 lost years. The studies were based on data from patients in the mental health system in various jurisdictions.…