I've been severely depressed for the past 2 weeks and had irregular sleep. I was drinking from 1/2 bottle of wine to 1 bottle of hard liquor at all times of the day, while at home. Those days Lorazepam doesn't seem to help me sleep, and I would sleep around 1 or 2am. I told this to my psychiatrist yesterday, about having trouble sleeping. And she gave me samples of Seroquel to help me get back on a more regular sleep pattern. From reading about Seroquel, it's used to treat bipolar, and can have bad effects. Anyone have experiences with this medication? I'm not sure why my doctor would give me this just to help me sleep better. Although part of me thinks gives me an excuse to overdose.