4. Concentration problems
We have mentioned how depressive episodes affect the train of thoughts and the psychomotor abilities of the patient. These patients often have severe concentration problems, and it is difficult for them to solve problems and perform complex tasks. Patients with bipolar disorder think more slowly and have delayed responsiveness to people’s speech or to whatever they are trying to read. They take very long in deciding things and even longer in accomplishing their goals. This severely affects their performance in the working and academic fields during depressive episodes.