Maybe I have been in a hole.....
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The medical condition keeping Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. out of Congress for the past month was finally revealed and not revealed at the same time: a mood disorder, a condition that can be anything from major depression to bipolar disorder.
Whatever his condition, doctors say the stresses of Jackson's life and career likely played a role in triggering this episode. His case also serves as a reminder that anyone can struggle with mental health.
The Illinois congressman's office Wednesday released a statement that Jackson 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."
The statement also denied rumors that Jackson is being treated for alcohol or substance abuse.
Although a mood disorder can be many different things, the most common form is depression, and doctors say such a disorder has to be severe for a patient to be admitted to an inpatient treatment facility. Most people admitted are either suffering from delusions or are suicidal.
One senior aide to Jackson spoke to ABC News and denied that the congressman had attempted suicide. That rumor was floated on the Chicago WLS talk radio show Roe & Roeper, which reported that sources said Jackson's absence from Congress was the result of a suicide attempt.
I know nothing about this case. But with any addicition, and many of us were addicted to eating/food, controlling one compulsive behaviour/addiciton can lead to transferring to another.
Highest 290, Banded - 248 Lowest 139 (too thin!). Comfort zone 155-165.
Happily banded since May 2006. Regain of 28lbs 2013-14. ALL GONE!
But some has returned! Up to 175, argh! Off we go again,
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