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Mayo Clinic: US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. under treatment for bipolar disorder
san francisco chronicle ^ | 8/13 | San Fran Chronical

Posted on 08/13/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT by RummyChick

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayo Clinic: US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. under treatment for bipolar disorder.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bipolar; jessejackson; jessejacksonjr; jjj; jjjr
I guess more details to follow
1 posted on 08/13/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

It makes a great excuse I suppose.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RummyChick

Mayo Clinic: Jackson Has Bipolar Depression

Doctors say Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is under treatment for bipolar disorder.

A release Monday from the Mayo Clinic states that the Democrat underwent an extensive evaluation and is responding well to treatment for the disorder at the facility in Rochester, Minn. The release says Jackson is regaining his strength.

Jackson spokesman Frank Watkins declined to comment.

The clinic says that Bipolar II disorder is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought and drive and is likely caused by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors.

Jackson has been away from the public eye since June 10 when family members said he collapsed at their Washington home. He’s been on an extended leave of absence from Congress.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mayo-clinic-jackson-bipolar-depression-16995809#.UClMk6HN9xM


3 posted on 08/13/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Venturer

Dangling between the ying & yang of right and wrong....


4 posted on 08/13/2012 11:54:18 AM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: RummyChick

“Cocaine is a helluva drug.”


5 posted on 08/13/2012 11:55:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ptsal

This girl who went crazy on the bus is bipolar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXz-tlK2pkI

So I guess this will be Jackson’s excuse.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 11:57:33 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

That means he did something bad.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 11:58:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: RummyChick

Refuge from indictment!


8 posted on 08/13/2012 11:58:58 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: RummyChick

If you are bipolar enough to be in a hospital for weeks, you have been on a wild ride and I guarantee you’ve taken a lot of loved ones on it with you.

I’ve heard the man. I don’t agree with practically anything he says, but I hope and pray he finds a healing. Because it’s a horrid illness. Maybe this is why we haven’t heard much from his dad lately.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 12:00:26 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: dfwgator
Cocaine probably doesn't make much difference when it comes to bipolar disorder, but he would have been exhibiting symptoms of that problem for several decades ~ which, in fact, could be easily misunderstood as Democrat philosophy.

Ted Turner does this too. In fact, the grandiose proposals popping up among liberals suggests strongly that most of them are, at least some of the time, wholly bipolar and utterly whacked out.

The biggest problem victims have is self-medication. Long before they're ever diagnosed they get a snoot full of everything. Next thing you know they're really messed up, and this otherwise 'treatable' (but not curable) problem because a whole zoo of problems.

Jackson probably triggered his latest bit of cycling with several gallons of distilled beverages topped off with drugs of choice readily found on Chicago's mean streets. It's a wonder he didn't kill himself this time.

My prediction is he will reject treatment with the few drugs that work and will go back to his old ways pretty soon. Those feelings of occasional exhilaration are a major piece of it.

10 posted on 08/13/2012 12:02:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RummyChick

offering money for a senate seat can lead to bipolar disorder....but it clears up quickly as soon as the pardon comes down


11 posted on 08/13/2012 12:02:30 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: muawiyah

Mayo said he went under extensive evaluation. That sounds like he had never been diagnosed.

Why did he recently have gastric by pass surgery?? He’s not that big.

“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,” the clinic wrote

“Bipolar disorder is characterized by swings between mania and depression. According to the clinic, bipolar II is less severe than bipolar I; mania is less severe, while periods of depression last longer. “

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/jesse-jackson-jr-undergoing-treatment-for-bipolar-disorder/2012/08/13/e2dabca6-e575-11e1-8741-940e3f6dbf48_blog.html


12 posted on 08/13/2012 12:08:04 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Doogle

Exactly, I wish this meant we were rid of him permanently, but crooked, whacked-out liberals don’t have anywhere else
to go. They can only survive on other people’s money.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 12:09:07 PM PDT by Fireone (It's nice to have a couple adults in the room, for a change!)
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To: Venturer

Who’s paying for this?


14 posted on 08/13/2012 12:10:17 PM PDT by angcat (Without Valor there is no hope.)
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To: AppyPappy

perhaps something like murdering his bastard brother


15 posted on 08/13/2012 12:10:29 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

That might do it. Or flinging the misses down the front steps.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 12:15:10 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: RummyChick

The doctor wouldn’t have released this information if Jackass didn’t want it public.

If Jesse Jackson Jr. is looking for sympathy, he can find it in the dictionary between sh!t and syphilis.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 12:16:58 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: muawiyah
Democrat philosophy

Democrats are mostly unipolar (depressed, etc)

18 posted on 08/13/2012 12:17:10 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: RummyChick
With bipolar politicians the periods of depression would be when they do their constituency service. The other part they're just raging maniacal Leftwingtards!

The Democrats have had a number of these guys in recent years ~ the crazy guy in Florida, the other one who thought he lived with his mother in law, and Plugs ~ he's had brain surgery three times, all unsuccessfully!

Obama shows a separate delusional aspect ~ more likely he's got a different problem.

19 posted on 08/13/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RummyChick

Maybe he was the one who did the dirty work of offing the Kennedy wife that recently was found hung in NY. A good dose of psychtropic drugs and he’s off the hook - oops.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 12:33:20 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: RummyChick

This should have been posted by BipolarBob.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: G Larry

> Refuge from indictment!

My thoughts exactly. They’re spinning/lying for him.


22 posted on 08/13/2012 12:55:18 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: RummyChick

Sounds completely truthful yet completely incomplete. Bipolar disorder is frequently cited as the causative pathology for the Colombian Marching Disease.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 1:05:49 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: RummyChick
I wonder if the underlying cause of the "Bipolar Disorder" is Tertiary Syphilis, antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, AIDS or all three at once?
24 posted on 08/13/2012 1:11:27 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: RummyChick

Ten bucks says that some woman is being kept quiet with huge payouts in connection with...you...know...what,and he’s checked into Mayo just in case the payouts don’t work.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 1:16:50 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: muawiyah

That’s exactly what I have seen, too. I can’t believe that I didn’t recognize the condition for what it was, mental illness.

I had a neighbor who has since been diagnosed, but not before just about destroying her family. When she would go on binges and buy things, cars, new carpet, you name it, she bought it, with no means of paying back the debt. Then she would take on three jobs to pay off the credit cards and start taking drugs to stay awake so she could work all three jobs, until she would literally collapse into screaming, crying fits and throwing everything she could pick up, all while leaving three teenagers to fend for themselves. Her husband was truck driver and gone a lot of the time.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 1:17:05 PM PDT by Eva (Eee)
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To: RummyChick

Jesse Jackson Jr. could be clinically insane and confined in a straitjacket, but he would still get 115 percent of the vote in his IL district. The dead vote will always put him over the top every time.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 1:19:41 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: RummyChick

Unable to snort coke into both nostrils any longer?


28 posted on 08/13/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: RummyChick
BANG!!!
29 posted on 08/13/2012 1:30:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GreatRoad

These bipolar folks idea of a good time is to get together and swap prescription drugs


30 posted on 08/13/2012 1:33:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RummyChick; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

I used to be bi-polar before I decided on Antarctica. It’s warmer there.

Thank you, thank you folks, I’ll be here all week. Try the kosher pork chops at the buffet.

See the Explosive Freddy Boom Boom Cannon at the Downstairs Lounge.


31 posted on 08/13/2012 1:41:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: RummyChick; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

I used to be bi-polar before I decided on Antarctica. It’s warmer there.

Thank you, thank you folks, I’ll be here all week. Try the kosher pork chops at the buffet.

See the Explosive Freddy Boom Boom Cannon at the Downstairs Lounge.


32 posted on 08/13/2012 1:41:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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