Five Psychological Contributions To Robin Williams's Suicide

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One of the most famous and tragic cases of suicide in the last decade is the case of Robin Williams. Robin Williams took his life on August 11, 2014 for multiple reasons. The main idea of this paper is to discuss the five psychological perspectives that were contributions to Robin Williams death. Biopsychological Days after the death of Robin Williams, it was discovered that he had Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). Lewy Body Dementia is a type of Dementia and Parkinson's disease hybrid causing multiple medical issues and hallucinations. His wife also mentioned that “Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease (Yahr). These medical issues affected his behavior and mental processes which led him to the ultimate decision of taking his life. Another major factor to his death is his behavioral issues. Behavioral As a famous celebrity he was exposed to multiple positive and negative situations in the acting world. One of the major negative situations he was exposed to during his early years were drugs and alcohol. Rising to stardom in the early 80s, he became addicted to alcohol and cocaine due to the fact everyone around him was doing it. Robin Williams learned by his surroundings that drugs and alcohol are a good stress reliever and just to have a good time. His cognitive issues was also a major cause for his death. Cognitive Robin Williams’s…show more content…
The Biopsychological perspective was the strongest evidence because autopsy showed that Williams had many medical issues that could have been a major reason that he killed himself. The Cognitive perspective was the weakest perspective because many of his cognitive issues were connected through medical issues which would tie in with Biopsychological perspective. At the end of the day no one really knows why he took his life but himself and he has influenced so many lives and would truly be missed by millions around the

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