Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Speculation Continues to Swirl (Doc: Being treated for 'mood disorder')
Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Emily Pierce and Shira Toeplitz

Posted on 07/11/2012 4:49:57 PM PDT by kristinn

Under pressure to reveal where he is and what his “ailments” may be, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s doctors released a statement Wednesday night saying he is being treated for a “mood disorder.”

But the statement is unlikely to dampen the speculation about the Illinois Democrat’s mystery medical ordeal, considering the statement gave few details.

The release, sent out by the lawmaker’s spokesman, did not identify his doctor’s name nor the facility at which he is being treated.

The statement read: “Information regarding the Congressman’s treatment is protected by federal law under the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPPA”). The name of the attending physician and treatment center will not be disclosed in order to protect his continuing privacy. His physician makes the following statement: ‘The Congressman is receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder. He is responding positively to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.’ In addition, the rumors about him being treated for alcohol or substance abuse is not true.”

The surprise statement came after a day in which the drumbeat for Jackson to divulge more about his medical condition grew louder, as House Democratic leaders joined the call for him to inform voters and his colleagues about his unusual leave of absence.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blago; chicago; illinois; jessejacksonjr; jjj; jjjr; mooddisorder; paytoplay; rehab

1 posted on 07/11/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by kristinn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Bath salts.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 4:53:08 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
well, GAY is a mood...
3 posted on 07/11/2012 4:53:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Jesse Jackson IS a mood disorder.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 4:54:28 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Theoria
Close. Drugs and alcohol
5 posted on 07/11/2012 4:57:04 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: PapaBear3625
Well, I'm running with the rumor of bath salts. I think I'll throw in zoophilia tomorrow.
6 posted on 07/11/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Yes, marxist racial hatred is a “mood disorder”.

So is drug use. And stupidity. And political extortion. And lying.

Pick one from Column A and one from Column B, or all of the above.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 5:03:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

So...these so-called “mood disorders” do they appear so quickly and at his age? “Booze or “drug” disorder, methinks.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 5:08:44 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Is he being treated for Tertiary Syphilis, AIDS? Anyone know?


9 posted on 07/11/2012 5:09:37 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

I have said this before on other posts:

The wording of the medical reports strongly suggests a Schizophrenic disorder, possibly bipolar, and most probably bought on by stress of some sort, either drug, alcohol, or emotional.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

“Clinically Crazy” and suffering “Severe Kleptomania Syndrome” are hardly a barrier to American blacks holding high elected office.

Just ask their constituents.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 5:18:45 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Maybe he sleeps with the fishes in Lake Michigan.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT by Misterioso (It is futile to fight against, if one does not know what one is fighting for. - Ayn Rand)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Best guess: He’s on suicide watch after a failed suicide attempt. But who really knows?


13 posted on 07/11/2012 5:24:32 PM PDT by expat2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Misterioso

Perhaps he is in a bad mood, because he can’t get a freakin’ drink. But this, of course, is speculation.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 5:24:54 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
I'm thinking he's got a good racket going on here.

1. Face a criminal investigation.
2. Check yourself into an undisclosed medical facility for undisclosed "medical reasons."
3. Continue collecting your paycheck at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.

Heck, if Ted Kennedy knew it was this easy he would have lived to the age of 500.

15 posted on 07/11/2012 5:46:24 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bill1952

I’m thinking maybe that Rod Blagojevich is talking and noone in the Democratic syndicate is willing to silence him. If JJ jr. is implicated in the Senate seat of Zero it could be huge.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: PapaBear3625

Yeah, the alcohol and drug withdrawal make a dude real moody.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 6:07:07 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

It’s sickening to read about this guy being a “lawmaker”.

I suspect some dirt is about to come out on him. He’s playing the crazy card in advance.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 6:09:28 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

It seems like he has the right to keep his ailment disclosed.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 6:14:01 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

I think this boy’s cheese has done slid off his cracker.

/Green Mile


20 posted on 07/11/2012 6:15:55 PM PDT by eartrumpet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn; a fool in paradise

‘mood disorder’ = pissed off!


21 posted on 07/11/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Homie done got dissed!


22 posted on 07/11/2012 6:19:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
Oh damn! My radio was fuzzy when I heard this. I thought they said, "NUDE disorder" and figured he was heading down the same road as his randy pop.
23 posted on 07/11/2012 6:22:33 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: InvisibleChurch

Not when he has been elected to serve and speak for the people. If he is a drug addict, remove him. Drugs ARE ILLEGAL. If he has a mental disorder, his decision making is impaired. This goes for any of these guys in DC, right or left.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT by Toespi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Being a stupid, lazy Marxist is a mood disorder now. Who knew?


25 posted on 07/11/2012 6:29:22 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

He’s in a bad mood because he’s out of crack.


26 posted on 07/11/2012 6:31:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Toespi

He’s toast..he’s facing a tough primary, and she’s gonna win easily...now that key Dem leaders are saying he should tell all. If it’s really something BAD..look for him to resign, rather than spill the beans and lose the primary.


27 posted on 07/11/2012 6:32:41 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Toespi

But we don’t know what the issue is. A mood dis-order can be cured with medication and/or counseling. If drug addicted it would depend what the drug is. Not all drugs are illegal. I’m no fan of the man’s politics but I do wish anyone the same rights under the law that I’m supposed to have.


28 posted on 07/11/2012 6:37:50 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2

He was a good looking kid, but this might have just taken him off the list for the first REALLY black president.


29 posted on 07/11/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Caught something from his big boss barack?


30 posted on 07/11/2012 7:20:57 PM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Suffering from a fear of reality.


31 posted on 07/11/2012 7:23:53 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Antiyuppie; All

For whatever it is worth, I read on one of the FR threads a week or so back that JJ Jr. had some kind of surgery (stomach stapling?) for weight loss.

Whether this is fact, I do not know.

But, one of the unpleasant complications of weight loss surgery is excessive alcohol consumption, with addiction a possibility.

Who knows? This is just my speculation. We can hope that we will know, eventually.

Did anyone ever think that the health issues of an elected representative would be none of our business? As if we were mushrooms?

It sucks to be old, and have all one’s illusions about our republic shattered.


32 posted on 07/11/2012 7:37:08 PM PDT by jacquej
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Mood Disorder...yeah right

If he was a white GOP....the media would not hesitate to tell us the “real condition”.

And, If it truly was a mental illness...we would have known about it weeks ago. There is much more sympathy for mental illness now than there was years ago


33 posted on 07/11/2012 7:45:06 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hal ogen; kristinn
Bipolar disorder can appear out of the blue as someone gets older. Actually, it may have already been there, and he was self-medicating -- either inadvertently or intentionally.

He may have successfully stopped excessive drinking, only to discover that it was covering up a bipolar disorder, and THAT then came out full-force.

I should note that I'm not a doctor, and am certainly not qualified to make a diagnosis like this. But, I watched a good friend go through exactly this scenario.

Someone else suggested that he might be in treatment for severe depression. I think that's also possible, and may have been the result of an intervention after something else triggered it.

34 posted on 07/11/2012 9:13:07 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

HIPPA? What is that? Oh, they mean HIPAA . . .


35 posted on 07/11/2012 9:17:15 PM PDT by petitfour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

mood disorder

Etymology: AS, mod, mind; L, dis + ordo, rank
a variety of conditions characterized by a disturbance in mood as the main feature. If mild and occasional, the feelings may be normal.

If more severe, they may be a sign of a major depressive disorder or dysthymic reaction or be symptomatic of a bipolar disorder. Other mood disorders may be caused by a general medical condition. Mood disorder is a DSM-IV term. Also called affective disorder.

Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.


36 posted on 07/11/2012 9:19:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: eartrumpet

Love it!


37 posted on 07/12/2012 12:29:35 AM PDT by itssme
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: jacquej

Correct on the weight loss surgery.


38 posted on 07/12/2012 12:31:04 AM PDT by itssme
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

I heard his affliction is called

“acute Blagoprosecutionitis”


39 posted on 07/12/2012 2:37:26 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Probably has Terminal Racism. Genetic disorder.


40 posted on 07/12/2012 2:45:37 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lib-Lickers 2
I heard his affliction is called “acute Blagoprosecutionitis”

On the money. Here's the last paragraph buried in a long Washington Post article titled "Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for ‘mood disorder,’ his office says":

He has been under investigation by the House Ethics Committee in recent years over allegations that he improperly raised money for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D) in an effort to win appointment to the Senate seat formerly held by President Obama. As part of a corruption investigation, Blagojevich was heard on a tape saying that Raghuveer Nayak, an associate of Jackson, had offered to pay $1.5 million to the governor if the congressman was appointed to the Senate. Nayak was arrested last month on unrelated fraud charges just days after Jackson’s medical leave began.

41 posted on 07/12/2012 3:38:30 AM PDT by drpix
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I think he came down with Obammus Racialus followus of Jacsonisch bullenshizen..

Square does not fit in a round hole, he asked why..


42 posted on 07/12/2012 3:56:22 AM PDT by aces
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: SeminoleCounty

Yep, he probably has a secret doctor in switzerland..


43 posted on 07/12/2012 3:58:32 AM PDT by aces
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
...Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s doctors released a statement Wednesday night saying he is being treated for a “mood disorder.”

Well, geez! Give the guy a "mood ring" and tell him to keep checking it!

44 posted on 07/12/2012 5:30:59 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: expat2

Hmmm, Dr. Kavorkian is deceased, did someone take over his practice? Maybe we could get some help for this poor man.


45 posted on 07/12/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: InvisibleChurch

“It seems like he has the right to keep his ailment disclosed.”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

I think he has every right to keep his ailment disclosed but first he would have to disclose it and then it will be automatically kept disclosed.


46 posted on 07/12/2012 6:52:50 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: eartrumpet

“I think this boy’s cheese has done slid off his cracker.”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

THAAAT’S RAAACIST!!!!!!!!!!! In fact that is two or three different variations of racist...I think.


47 posted on 07/12/2012 6:55:53 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Hardraade

If anyone could grow up to hate his own daddy more than Barack Hussein Obama hates his absent father, it could be Jesse Jackson Junior.


48 posted on 07/12/2012 10:41:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson