Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for mood disorder, statement says
July 11th, 2012
09:06 PM ET
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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for mood disorder, statement says

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is "receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder," according to a statement released on Wednesday by the congressman's office, which attributed the quote to an unidentified doctor.

The Illinois Democrat and son of civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has not been on Capitol Hill for votes or hearings since late May, and in early June his office announced he was taking a leave of absence because he was suffering from a "medical condition."

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  1. gt

    big jessie needs to ck on his son....

    July 11, 2012 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. Name JR

    I wouldn't vote for this guy in a thousand years but I wish him well. Hopefully he can get proper advise.

    July 11, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Whatever might be wrong I wish him the best and a speedy recovery.

    July 11, 2012 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. obamaouttathere2012

    Lord knows why this is political, but my thought go out to Mr. Jackson. Get well soon!

    July 12, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  5. fred

    Two possibilities:

    Distemper or;

    Honesty (unlikely in a Jackson)

    July 12, 2012 04:24 am at 4:24 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    ......no wonder this nation is going to drainage, why doesn't he quit and replace another democrat? Did he introduce single legislation? If he is not well, I wish him well.

    July 12, 2012 06:43 am at 6:43 am |