Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Widow Robin Williams explained the reasons for his suicide – RBC

The widow of Robin Williams said that the main cause of suicide of actor has a form of dementia – dementia with Lewy bodies. This she told the magazine People.

«He was killed not depression. Depression was one of probably 50 symptoms, and quite small, “- said Susan Williams. According to her, last year she tried to figure out what caused the tragedy. “Because we did not know, he did not know”, – explained the widow.

She said that doctors were moving in the right direction, but the disease was “faster and bigger.” Dementia with Lewy bodies is a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, from which, as previously suffered Williams.

This kind of dementia is difficult to diagnose and distinguish from other types of these diseases, writes The People. Symptoms include changes in motor skills, thinking and hallucinations. In the last months before his death, the condition worsened Williams – he suffered from severe panic attacks and muscle numbness.

Robin Williams died in August last year. The investigation concluded that he had hanged himself. Autopsy results showed that the body had no prohibited substances. At the same time it was reported that Williams struggled with depression, against which he could abuse alcohol and drugs.


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