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By On November 9th, 2015

Did Lewy Body Dementia Play a Role In Robin Williams’ Death?

When Robin Williams died in 2014, the cause was widely reported to be suicide related to depression and a recent Parkinson disease diagnosis. Now, Williams’ wife says that isn’t quite the case. Rather, Susan Williams says her husband’s death is tied to a poorly understood brain disorder known as Lewy body dementia (LBD). Robin Williams…

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By On August 30th, 2014

Loss of Logic: Men and Suicide

 Earlier this week, Billy Crystal gave a moving tribute to Robin Williams during the Emmys Ceremony.  I continue to reflect on the loss of Williams to death by suicide, and all of the issues and potential ramifications surrounding it. The dialogue around Williams’ death was initially laden with assumptions about his sobriety.  The popular opinion,…

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By On August 13th, 2014

Many Comics Like Robin Williams Struggle With Depression

The world was stunned Monday afternoon by the death of Robin Williams. The acclaimed actor and comedian was widely loved and the outpouring of grief over the loss is clear through the many small impromptu memorials that have taken place to celebrate Williams’ life and career. Perhaps the most shocking part of the tragedy for…

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By On August 12th, 2014

A Life Too Short

Robin Williams’ death from a suspected suicide stunned me when I saw the news flash on my iPhone. He had recently been back to rehab to address aspects of his long standing problems with addiction and he had always been candid about his struggles with depression and referred to both problems in his sometimes startling…

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