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How Robin Williams' Misdiagnosis of Parkinson's Disease Affected His Physical and Mental Health

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For people who live with a chronic illness or another health condition, getting diagnosed can open up the doors to getting the right type of treatment.

But, what happens when the diagnosis is incorrect? In a podcast episode of The Genius Life, Robin Williams’s son Zak spoke about how the late actor being misdiagnosed affected Williams’s physical and mental health on what would have been his father’s 70th birthday.

Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but after his suicide, it was discovered that he had Lewy body dementia, the second-most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.

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