Ronald Kanner, MD

Chair, Neurology
North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Recent Posts By: Ronald Kanner, MD

Parkinson’s Disease, Depression and Dopamine

Yesterday’s revelation that the late Robin Williams had Parkinson’s disease (PD) has raised questions about links between PD and depression. Parkinson’s disease is a complex motor-system disorder. Its underlying cause is a deterioration in parts of the brain that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. (A neurotransmitter is a brain chemical that allows one brain cell to… Read more »