Robin Williams Had Lewy Body Dementia: Report. People with Lewy body dementia develop memory and language problems and also experience vivid hallucinations, Gayatri Devi, a neurologist and memory disorder specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, told USA Today. However, there is no research showing that hallucinations caused by Lewy body dementia can lead to suicide, Devi said.What problems did Robin Williams have?
In 2009, Williams had heart surgery to replace his aortic valve. Although drug and alcohol addiction are known to cause heart problems, Williams had a family history of heart disease, and Dr. Timothy Gardner, then the president of the American Heart Association, told ABC in 2009 that his condition was not likely related to his past substance abuse.Did Robin Williams have bipolar?
There's a learning curve to it. Whether or not Robin Williams had bipolar disorder is not really the point, but he said depression was personal and he was up front about it, as well as his own addictions to alcohol and earlier, to cocaine. He never said he had bipolar disorder.