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Mayo Clinic: Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for bipolar disorder
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro ^ | August 13, 2012 1:36PM | Staff and Wire Reports

Posted on 08/13/2012 1:48:55 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK

The Mayo Clinic said Monday that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is under treatment there for the condition.

Jackson has been hospitalized at the Rochester, Minn., center and absent from Congress since June 10.

He’s been suffering from massive depression and gastrointestinal issues, a likely complication from a risky weight-loss surgery known as a “duodenal switch.”

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bipolar; blago; bringoutthehellmans; dementalillness; gastricbypass; illinois; jackson; jesse; jessejacksonjr; jjj; jjjbipolar; mayoclinic; mentalillness; minnesota

1 posted on 08/13/2012 1:48:59 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

What will they do for his stupidity?


2 posted on 08/13/2012 1:56:28 PM PDT by albie
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

That corrupt slimeball creep’s like a ping-pong ball in zero gravity, annoying as a squirrel on a slippery birdfeeder pole in the backyard, and as criminal as his old man. I won’t say any more, since b-p is a serious disease.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 1:57:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought and drive and is most likely caused by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors.

Genetic and environmental, huh. What say you, papa Jessie? Ship him off to the Palin's for a few weeks and that should fix the emotion, thought and drive. And somehow his gastric bypass from 8 years ago is causing this problem today? While there might be some truth in there, as a whole it doesn't pass the smell test.

4 posted on 08/13/2012 1:58:39 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

He MAY have bipolar disorder;m however, it is possible that he has a co-morbidity with “Imafraidofgoingtojail-itis”. Actually, the whole family should be in prison.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

So the kid is a wanna be Sharpton.

He had no problem going to Spain last year when the MOOCH missy was there. I guess he didn’t get what he wanted - some recognition.

It’s years of his father pushing him to be just like him and buying and opening doors for easy entry. He so thought ‘barry’s old seat’ was his. What a downer!!


6 posted on 08/13/2012 2:02:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: bgill

He MAY have bipolar disorder; however, it is possible that he has a co-morbidity with “Imafraidofgoingtojail-itis”. Actually, the whole family should be in prison.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

He kept vacillating between the “cretin” pole and the “insanely stupid” pole.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 2:03:42 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I read where he was diagnosed with a syndrome called FOP. Fear of Prison....cause they have caught his ass red handed.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 2:04:06 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

bi-polar can be controlled with medication and phycological help. The person has to remain treated for the rest of their life. I have never heard of it being caused anything other than genetics. It’s nothing ever to be ashamed of. Most people who are bi polar are quite smart. It is a chemical brain change. They do have to take their medication faithfully and receive doctor help; they should be fine.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 2:05:11 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bgill

That’s it! Off to the Palin Camp - the frontier where you hunt and fish for your own food. No silver plate and others to wait on you. Force to rely on ONEself.


11 posted on 08/13/2012 2:06:28 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: carriage_hill

Yes, Bi-polar is serious but he’s been out of the limelight for over two months and has to have the Mayo issue lame reports instead of doing it himself. Uh, no, I don’t think so. He’s either in rehab, a psych ward or similar.


12 posted on 08/13/2012 2:06:35 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

with all of the privacy laws that surround medical information, how is the Mayo clinic releasing this? Did the family authorize the release in order to quell speculation?


13 posted on 08/13/2012 2:07:16 PM PDT by pie_eater
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To: All
The first thing that came to mind was "Liberalism is a mental disorder".....
14 posted on 08/13/2012 2:08:57 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: albie

And, is it heredity?


15 posted on 08/13/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

It’s not” bi polar” it’s “buy senate seat” disease.

Those voices that he’s hearing in his head belong to the Ethics Committee.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 2:11:43 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (On November 6, 2012" I Will Have Made It" when I Vote Barry OUT !)
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To: freekitty

“bi-polar can be controlled with medication and phycological help. The person has to remain treated for the rest of their life. I have never heard of it being caused anything other than genetics. It’s nothing ever to be ashamed of. Most people who are bi polar are quite smart. It is a chemical brain change. They do have to take their medication faithfully and receive doctor help; they should be fine.”

I doubt they should be in politics, because they aren’t guaranteed to be “fine” as you say.

My sister has been diagnosed and treated for decades, seems “fine” most of the time, but is not always “fine” as in when she threatens suicide if slightly upset.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 2:11:57 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Jackson needs to resign.

(For the children...)

18 posted on 08/13/2012 2:12:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bgill

I think you’re probably right.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 2:15:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Advising a client to check in for “bipolar” is a classic defense lawyer tactic.Perhaps junior is anticipating the day when this country has a *real* Attorney General.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 2:19:37 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Idiot probably has been skipping his vitamins which will cause all sorts of negative crap to his brain if he was already predisposed (he was a dim) to mental issues...


21 posted on 08/13/2012 2:21:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

The only bipolar disorder he had is whether to bribe Blago for Obama’s Senate seat, or for the office of Mayor.


22 posted on 08/13/2012 2:22:39 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: carriage_hill

Or as others have said, prisonitis.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Bi-polar disorder: “Yeah, Doc, the coke is getting me up and the valium is getting me down. Oh, all those investigators following me around is getting me kind of down too. Can you give me anything for this?”


24 posted on 08/13/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Paladin2

Bi-Polar 1 is the monster. The vast majority of people with this disease have Bi-Polar 2 which is very well controlled with the proper drug and a psychologist that is competent.
For this to become public knowledge he is finished with politics and will be deemed disabled for the rest of his life. I feel sorry for anyone who suffers from diseases of the brain. It wasn’t long ago when we considered them either lazy or stupid. This in my opinion has nothing to do with homosexuals until I see proof of a gene abnormality that causes this attitude.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 2:24:42 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Did he become obese do you know? risky weight-loss surgery known as a “duodenal switch.”
26 posted on 08/13/2012 2:29:42 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I realize that lots of people have had what they consider to be successful weight loss surgery; but most I’ve known haven’t had a cakewalk of it. - Childhood friend always had a “weight problem”, then early on had a gastric bypass. Had one health problem related to the surgery the rest of her life. To make matters worse, she only got fatter after the surgery until grossly obese. (Husband had kicked her and their two kids to the curb pretty early on, too.) She passed away a few years ago. - Then a 68 yr. old classmate of my husband’s had a gastric bypass, got a very serious infection that shut down her system; she spent 8 weeks in hospital and almost died - said at the time she regretted it. Now, though, she’s “losing weight” - or was at least; but serious business.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 2:33:41 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: bgill

I think he’s going bye-bye, some day soon, if they can get him out of that rehab clinic hideaway. Betcha the US Taxpayers are paying the hefty tab for all the ‘perks’ he’s ‘entitled’ to, while there.


28 posted on 08/13/2012 2:35:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: shadeaud
I feel sorry for anyone who suffers from diseases of the brain.

Thanks. I teach a 12-week course through NAMI to families who have loved ones diagnosed with mental illness (I have a son who was originally thought to be BiPolar but later diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder). It's nothing to laugh about, take my word for it. It's a very real biological disease that affects people, often in the prime of their lives.

The fact that society feels it's still "ok" to make light of people with these illnesses is one of the things that makes dealing with it so much more difficult than many other illnesses where empathy is the order of the day.

As much as I despise Jackson's politics, I would not wish BiPolar (or any mental illness) on anyone.

By the way, the next class I'm teaching, beginning this September, is for veterans' families with loved ones diagnosed with mental illness. We're teaming with the local VA to teach the course.

29 posted on 08/13/2012 2:48:55 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Texas Songwriter
I read where he was diagnosed with a syndrome called FOP. Fear of Prison....cause they have caught his ass red handed.

Strange how things appear without Holder blocking Justice. Meanwhile, the Ft. Hood shooting from 2009...........

30 posted on 08/13/2012 2:50:14 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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31 posted on 08/13/2012 4:01:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: martin_fierro

bipolar? I thought that was a myth.


32 posted on 08/13/2012 4:16:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: pie_eater

It is so bizarre. Why isn’t his family or office releasing updates? Why have someone else do it? The other thing are the changing stories, and the supposed leaks, including about supposed alcoholism. Makes me thing it is all lies.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 4:57:45 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: albie
What will they do for his stupidity? <<

I'm thinking a lobotomy might help!

34 posted on 08/13/2012 10:32:36 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed
It worked for the Kennedy's!
35 posted on 08/13/2012 10:33:51 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; randita; PhilCollins

Blaming it weight loss surgery.

He was portly but not fat enough to require that surgery. Should’ve got a treadmill Jesse!


36 posted on 08/14/2012 6:03:13 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: pie_eater

You can bet the patient authorized release of the limited information by Mayo. Under HIPAA, Mayo would be subject to HUGE penalties for releasing ANY information whatsoever, including even that he is a patient there.

His family doesn’t have the legal authority to release HIS records or any of his health information unless he granted someone (father/mother/wife) power of attorney, which seems unlikely.

JJJr probably assumes, correctly, that a statement by Mayo has ‘gravitas’ vs. any statement from him or the Jackson family.


37 posted on 08/14/2012 6:32:55 AM PDT by EDINVA
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