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Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jesse Jackson being treated for bipolar disorder
Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/13/2012 | Katherine Skiba

Posted on 08/13/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.is undergoing treatment for bipolar II depression at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the facility said today.

Mayo Clinic said the diagnosis came after extensive evaluation. “Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength,” it said in the statement.

The statement added:

“Many Americans have bipolar disorder. Bipolar II disorder is 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. Congressman Jackson underwent bariatric surgery in 2004, specifically a duodenal switch. This type of surgery is increasingly common in the US and can change how the body absorbs food, liquids, vitamins, nutrients and medications.

“Congressman Jackson has asked Mayo Clinic to distribute this information on his behalf. He and his family remain grateful for support and prayers offered and received on his behalf.”

In Washington, Jackson’s spokesman, Frank Watkins, said he had no further details. “The only thing I know is what is in the press release,” Watkins said. “When he went there, we were told the Mayo Clinic would handle all releases related to his health condition.”

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1 posted on 08/13/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if this Leftist will now get put on the NICS no buy list due to a mental health history thus having his 2nd Ammendment rights revoked. I’m sure he would like to do that to every one else.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 5:15:43 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: SeekAndFind

I’M FREAKIN OUT MAN! I’M FREAKIN OUT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HkKx5gkudY


3 posted on 08/13/2012 5:22:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He has two personalities, and both are totally screwed up.


4 posted on 08/13/2012 5:23:20 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bipolar disorder...read: find some lame excuse to mitigate ethics and criminal probes into my role selling Bathhouse Barry’s former Senate seat.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 5:26:29 PM PDT by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

The guy needs prayers. No joke. So does this Country, and all its inhabitants.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 5:27:11 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: SeekAndFind

When it comes to Jesse Jackson Jr bipolar disorder is defined as trying to buy a Senate seat to represent the South or North Poles


7 posted on 08/13/2012 5:27:34 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: SeekAndFind

Bi-Polar as in, can I steel that, will I get caught.. I’m entitled to it. Maybe that’s tri-polar.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 5:29:59 PM PDT by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: Track9

Spelling, spelling, spelling.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 5:33:47 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: billhilly

Yup, it happens. Thanks


10 posted on 08/13/2012 5:39:01 PM PDT by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did his pa catch him watching Fox News?


11 posted on 08/13/2012 5:57:57 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

More likely, “Son of Douche” disorder.


12 posted on 08/13/2012 6:12:04 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stay classy FReepers. He has a mental disorder and he’s getting help.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 6:14:13 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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Tentatively calling BS as the old man has never been diagnosed as bipolar. He may, in fact, be a congenital a$$hole however.

I've got "drugs/alcohol" in the "off the deep end" pool.

14 posted on 08/13/2012 6:38:01 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

All of our actions come with a price. We’ll never know, but I believe this is him paying his bill.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 7:02:11 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if it genetic....


16 posted on 08/13/2012 7:14:25 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if it genetic....


17 posted on 08/13/2012 7:14:42 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if it genetic....


18 posted on 08/13/2012 7:14:57 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Jesse Sr was my dad, it would drive me crazy too.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 7:28:00 PM PDT by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Yeah. Let’s hope the guy makes a turnaround, but not by his own reason or strength. That’s my prayer, anyway. Happy to let the LORD of heaven and earth sort things out, and will not be surprised in the least if this character enters the Kingdom of Heaven a million souls and more ahead of myself.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 8:22:49 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: Kimmers

” Bipolar II disorder is 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.”

Both genetic and environmental causes.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 8:23:45 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: twister881
“...find some lame excuse to mitigate ethics and criminal probes...”

You have that 100% right. With Blago ready to turn, the attorneys are telling JJJ the race card won't be enough.

22 posted on 08/14/2012 9:49:31 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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