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Re: what gets me on William's suicide... Beckett

Posted by SLS on August 16, 2014, at 0:20:27

In reply to Re: what gets me on William's suicide..., posted by Beckett on August 15, 2014, at 23:35:24

> > > We know nothing about William's mental illness beyond what he himself has shared in interviews over the years.
> >
> > I believe his widow just announced that Robin had difficulties with depression and anxiety. He was also diagnosed recently as having Parkinsons Disease. Mood disturbances and anxiety are associated with Parkinsons Disease, and can precede the appearance of motor symptoms by as many as six years (similar to Huntingtons Disease). PET scans seem to corroborate this.
>
> It is a terrible illness. Euthanasia is illegal in my state, and I am not sure I could do it on my own, but seeing a family member go the full course has made me consider this as an option.

Me, too.


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