A member asked:

Could depression/anxiety cause a lack of common sense?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Well, your focus/: Attention ; problem solving skills may not be as good as normal. You could also have a drop in your confidence level regarding making decisions and in reacting to matters. Sleep deprivation ; distractability can also take their toll. So, in an indirect manner both depression and anxiety might impact your common sense. Take care.

Answered 8/6/2019

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It could: It could, severe depression can lower your cognitive functions, .

Answered 8/6/2019

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