Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Being Treated for Mood Disorder, According to His Doctor
Two weeks ago, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) was reportedly taking a leave of absence and was being treated for exhaustion. Shepard Smith read the statement released from Rep. Jackson’s office. Below is the statement:
"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."