Due to manic thinking, many bipolar disorder patients have trouble making reasonable judgments. Poor decision-making is one of the major causes of the many negatives consequences of bipolar disorder. This can further complicate an affected individual's life. Lacking good judgment when making decisions can lead to common risky and impulsive behaviors. Examples include spending all of one's savings, taking drugs, as well as engaging in dangerous or unprotected sexual activities. Even a depressive episode impacts a bipolar disorder patient's ability to make healthy decisions. These episodes can also lead to drug use and refraining from taking care of basic needs, like eating well, exercising, or proper hygiene.