Parkinson's and depression: A deadly combination for Robin Williams?

August 14, 2014 9:21 PM

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Parkinson's and depression: A deadly combination for Robin Williams?

Robin Williams’ wife Susan Schneider released a statement Thursday revealing that the late actor had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, prior to taking his life earlier this week.

Those who suffer with Parkinson’s disease produce too little dopamine in parts of the brain. The deficiency of dopamine leads to problems with movement, including rigid muscles and tremors.

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