Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Undergoing Treatment for Depression at Mayo Clinic

After six weeks on medical leave, U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. has been admitted to Mayo Clinic for treatment of 'depression and gastrointestinal issues,' Sun-Times Media reports.

After six weeks on medical leave from Congress, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is now being treated for depression and gastrointestinal issues at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Sun-Times Media reports.

Prior to his admittance into Mayo Clinic, it was .

According to the most recent Sun-Times Media report, Mayo Clinic offered a statement on Jackson's behalf, noting that he had been transferred to the clinic for "extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues."

Linda Daniels July 28, 2012 at 01:17 PM
We wish the best for Jackson, however we do want accountability of his health issues and whereabouts. We ( constituents) pay his salary and healthcare. Lots of us have neither.
Margaret Ann Benak July 29, 2012 at 04:05 AM
I personally know how he is suffering with this dis-order. After many many months of trying out different medications(almost a year) NOTHING helped me!!! I was told about ECT and how it works. I truly didn't want to have it BUT I also couldn't eat and I was now skin and bones!!! Well I had the ECT treatments, and if I didn't I wouldn't be here now writing about "my journey thru Hell." He is in my Prayers.
A Concerned Citizen July 29, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Yes, certainly we wish him well. But as many constituents and fellow citizens, it seems ridiculous he needs this much time off work and such specialized care at Mayo for "depression" and "GI issues" that are very likely brought on by the depression (and I speak as a medical professional). I wish I could extend this kind of time, care, and job security to my patients, as well as myself. The same applies to Sen. Mark Kirk. I feel bad that he suffered a stroke, but if I or about 99.9% of my patients took the time off that he so far has, we would no longer have jobs or benefits. And Rep. Dan Lipinski - also from IL- should be remembered for voting "no" for "Obamacare" - though the representative himself is covered for his diabetic care 100%. We should remember this care is extended to their families as well. Something is up with the majority of IL Congressmen as it applies to health - but they couldn't care less about the health of their constituents- the best healthcare, but only for themselves- shame- shame-shame on them.


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