Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Jr. undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, Mayo Clinic says
Posted on 08/13/2012 4:12:30 PM PDT by newzjunkey
CHICAGO U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday.
The Rochester, Minn.-based clinic specified his condition as Bipolar II, which is defined as periodic episodes of depression and hypomania. Hypomania is a less serious form of mania.
"Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength," the clinic said in a statement...
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Will he keep his seat or will the Democrats ease him out?
Early reports that he tried to kill himself are probably true. BP2 is more depression then Mania, and there are more suicides/attempts in the Bipolar 2 group. A lot of people think it’s a lesser form of Bipolar, but it’s really a different form— much more depression with less mania.
It wasn’t all that long ago when such conditions were “treated” by lobotomy, which was the favored Kennedy approach.
Take the money or run? Take the money or run?
Jesse, Sr.’s first question was, “So does this mean he’ll start voting Republican?”
I have bpII and have been to Hell and back because of it. I hope he’s getting the treatment he needs. It’s also probably better that he resign his position, better for those he represents that he step out of the way and better for him too.
If Jackson was a white conservative they'd already be clamoring for his resignation - for the good of the nation, of course.
He’ll be replaced with some one more up to the task of overseeing the rackets. So obvious that Junior thinks Obama supplanted him as Black Prince of Chicago and stole his rightful career. It drove him over the edge. Hope they are keeping him away from sharp objects.
treatment for mr Jackson would be easy. Open mouth, insert barrel.........
In that case I would have no problems with Mr.Jackson self medicating.
I don’t wish bipolar/depression or any mental illness like that on anyone, but c’mon, this guy was and would’ve been a jackass regardless.
Damn, I called this a while ago after reading the reports on his “problem” and noting that, in my experience, that they were medspeak codewords for Bipolar Schizophrenia.
I also note that there is no mention - at this time - of schizophrenia so it may well also be a factor, otherwise they certainly would have publicly ruled it out, as it is a serious complication of Bipolar disorder.
Ease him out?? Are you really thinking that through?
This should certainly be enough to elect him for life in the Democrat political world, ala Ted Kennedy...
Hope they revoked his concealed carry permit.
Is he perhaps establishing a medical condition as defense of possible corruption charges that are being investigated?
There have been a few threads on this, but let me jump on this one to say I wish him and his family well in such a difficult situation.
I lost a sister-in-law to bipolar disorder and it was very dreadful.
I’m glad Mr. Jackson is getting help, I hope he gets good help, better than what my s-i-l got. Sure, it was partly on her, but remember she was mentally ill.
This is one of the biggest failures of liberalism, how they have left the mentally ill to “fend for themselves” as Obama might say. But hey, in the case of the mentally ill, he supports that.
Oh well, that’s because he suffers from the biggest mental disorder of all - Liberalism.
I know Cong. Jackson is a big Lib too, but I still hope he gets well.
I wonder if they zotted him.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, liberals are mentally defective and this just proves it.
Yeah right..way to try and make us all look like neanderthal racists you short timer troll. Mods, when does this fool get iced?
Jesse Jackson Jr. undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder Translation: J.J.Jr. thrown under bus by Holder.
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
It worked for that moron wife of Bill Lockyer out in California. Now that she's out of "rehab" she gets treated like she's a cancer survivor instead of a high official who had a total moral breakdown in public.
Jackson Jr. has been in the repair shop for quite a while.
He must have had a really major discomboomeration.
What problem do you have with me saying that 90% of Negroes vote for Obama. That is a fact.
Negroes have a serious cultural problem. That cultural problem starts with Jackaon and brothers of his ilk. His culture of dependency on producers is robbing my children's future. They do not pay taxes on the whole like the rest of Americans. We pay their way.
Please take a look at crime statistics. Listen to rap and hip-hop, cop killer music. Look at the amount of money that we dump into city schools and they still fail. Look at all of the cities that have a Negro mayor and are going bankrupt.
It is a cultural problem, not a race problem. I wish we could clone Allen West to replace every RINO in congress. There is a culture of dependency that exists for 90% plus of Negroes.
Note, I don't use the term African-American because they are not African, and as soon they use a hyphen to describe themselves they are not fully American. Given that 90% plus of them voted for Obama we could call them, more accurately, socialist Americans.
So drop the damn political correctness and grow a pair.
He's not smart enough to get the joke. More like a Senate seat to represent North Korea...
You only affirm my first post you illiterate troll. Buzz off.
There are a lot of us conservatives who are BP.
Good reply. Try making an argument instead of calling me names. Prove how anyone one of my points are false, I will listen. You just sound like a typical Democrat, which includes every Republican in MA. You might change my mind. In the mean time, since you call me names, take your liberal MA ass and meet some people from rest off our country. You might learn something about the real world and people who produce in America.
Sounds like they cleared up his other problem (or hope they did) and now they have something that they can talk about for some sympathy points.
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