Sunday, July 29, 2012

Crain's: Rep. Jackson at Mayo Clinic for 'depression,' 'gastrointestinal issues'

Now we get more answers on the condition of Congressman Jackson who has been on medical leave from the US House of Representatives for close to two months already.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for "depression and gastrointestinal issues."

The clinic released a statement tonight on behalf of Mr. Jackson that read:

"Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has arrived at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues. Further information will be released as Congressman Jackson's evaluation proceeds. Congressman Jackson and his family are grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers that have been received throughout his care."

The news comes a few weeks after Mr. Jackson's office said the congressman was being treated for "a mood disorder."
BTW, Chicago Argus gets into this act as well. He talked to Jackson's Republican opponent in addition to this paragraph:
Now I don’t mean to demean the seriousness of Jackson’s physical or emotional health. He is in a stressful position, and I’m sure there are times when the hassles are hard to cope with. It just makes me wonder how less stressful this situation could have been for him in recent weeks if his camp had just come forth with some details up front.

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