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National Institutes of Health

Difficulty Concentrating

Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions

Depression can affect your ability to make decisions, think clearly, perform complicated tasks, concentrate, and remember things. You may feel that you don’t remember things that you did before, that you cannot focus on your work, or that you are unable to make decisions.

Rodolfo Palma-Lulión “I couldn’t concentrate; I couldn’t sit still for a minute and really do anything that took any concentration. ”

—Rodolfo Palma-Lulión, College Student

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