Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
Robin Williams was battling Parkinson's
August 15, 2014 - August 19, 2014

The brain disease, which often leads to depression, can elevate someone's risk of suicide, says Jeffrey Lieberman, Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

More than 60% of people with Parkinson's in a 2012 study reported depression, and 18% reported severe, major depression.

Read more:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/08/14/robin-williams-was-battling-parkinsons-disease/14062707/

 

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