Robin Williams was a comedian and actor, loved by many from beginning to end. He may have looked happy but under that , he had a troubled life. Robin, on the outside appeared to be a happy, funny guy, but after that death of his friend John Belushi, his emptiness and drug addiction began. After John's death , Robin began to disconnect from his family and friends. After the death of John, the cancellation of 'The Crazy Ones' did not help with Robins down spiral. One of his friends said " you could tell something was off " . Which led the people close to him to realize something was wrong. Although more hardships have occurred recent to his death, his hardships connect back to his open heart surgery in 2009 after his drug addiction ended the first time. Living in a life of sadness, a month before his death, Robin was diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson's disease, which may have been the last straw, leading him to commit suicide in august of 2014.
Robins behavior connects to that of a person with depression. In the DSM V (5) , it describes its definition of depression. "Depressed mood most of everyday" , "feels sad or empty" , "diminished interest or pleasure in all or almost all activities" , "feelings of worthlessness" & "recurrent thoughts of death" , along with many more descriptions. Depression was overall too much for Robin to handle, which led him to listen to his thoughts and end his life of pain.
For others fighting with depression, treatments include therapy, medications, and other alternative treatments such as, ECT, VNS and TMS.
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