SUNNYVALE (KCBS) – It was revealed on Thursday that actor and comedian Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease before he died on Monday.
His wife, Susan Schneider revealed the new information in a statement on Thursday. “Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” Schneider said.
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Dr. Carrolee Barlow, CEO of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center in Sunnyvale, explains why a diagnosis of Parkinson’s can be especially difficult for someone already suffering from depression.