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Robin Williams' Parkinson's Misdiagnosis Made His Health Worse, His Son Says

Best Life Logo By Lia Beck of Best Life | Slide 1 of 6: On what would have been his 70th birthday, Robin Williams' son, Zak Williams, opened up about his father in a major way. On the podcast The Genius Life (via People), Zak spoke about his father's 2014 suicide, including the fact that he had been misdiagnosed with Parkinson's disease—something that was only found out after he died. Rather than Parkinson's, it turned out Robin had Lewy body dementia.Zak believes that the misdiagnosis may have made Robin even more uncomfortable in his final years, because his symptoms didn't entirely match up with his diagnosis. Zak also saw the toll that the medicine his father was prescribed took on him and thinks it may have made the situation worse. Read on to see what Zak had to say, and to learn more about the disease Robin was suffering from.Read the original article on Best Life.

Robin Williams' Parkinson's Misdiagnosis Made His Health Worse, His Son Says

On what would have been his 70th birthday, Robin Williams' son, Zak Williams, opened up about his father in a major way. On the podcast The Genius Life (via People), Zak spoke about his father's 2014 suicide, including the fact that he had been misdiagnosed with Parkinson's disease—something that was only found out after he died. Rather than Parkinson's, it turned out Robin had Lewy body dementia.

Zak believes that the misdiagnosis may have made Robin even more uncomfortable in his final years, because his symptoms didn't entirely match up with his diagnosis. Zak also saw the toll that the medicine his father was prescribed took on him and thinks it may have made the situation worse. Read on to see what Zak had to say, and to learn more about the disease Robin was suffering from.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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