Robin Williams Case Study

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This case study will be dedicated to the late comedian, Robin Williams. This will trace Mr. Williams 's mental health roots from childhood from when he first began to have intense stints of depression that followed him throughout his whole life until he died in 2014. Robin Williams, also had a very bad substance abuse problem, especially during his early fame days. Most people who have addictions often times turn to drugs to cope with situations that are just too hard to deal with. It 's their way of running away with physically going anywhere. What was Robin running from that he could not confront the pain from? The reason why I wanted to explore the mental health issues of Robin Williams is to dispel the misconception that money and fame…show more content…
During his early adult years and the onset of his new-found fame as a television star, Robin began to develop a substance abuse dependency. In particular, the substances of choice that Robin would turn to would be cocaine and alcohol both which was very popular among the celebrity scene during the mid to late 1970 's and early 1980 's. This substance abuse also added to the major depression disorder he carried with him from childhood into present times. In this section I will also be discussing the disorders he suffered with as a child and the ones that continued into his…show more content…
At this early age, Robin started to have severe episodes of depression. Taking a look closer into his childhood, Robin would often spend numerous of amounts of time home alone in a huge house with only a nanny. With his father being an executive for a major company, he was on the road more than he was at home. His mother, who was a commercial actress, would often times not be home during her son 's formative years (Dicker, C. 2015). Based on this lack of socialization coming from his parental figures, it can be suggested that Robin also suffered from Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN). There also have been several prior suicide attempts. It should
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