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how many people with bipolar / manic-depression are staying up all night?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bipolar: Untreated or inadequately treated, insomnia is common in manic or depressed phases.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Very common: As colleagues have noted, insomnia occurs commonly in acute manic and depressive phases. Perhaps the phrase "staying up all night" suggests the manic phase, when the sleeplessness is not experienced as distressing, but exhilarating.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Manic: When someone with unmedicated, severe bipolar I disorder is manic, literally they can be awake for days, especially if drugs or alcohol are used to extend and accentuate the mania. This is followed by a crash, with sleep lasting also for many hours.

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