Jesse Jackson Jr. Bipolar

    WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 10:  Rep. Jessie Jackson Jr. (D-IL) addresses a news conference at the U.S. Captiol December 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Jackson had been mentioned as a potential replacement for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (C), who has the power to fill the vacant Senate seat, was arrested at his Chicago home yesterday and charged with corruption after prosecutors said he was trying to sell the seat to the highest bidder.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jessie Jackson Jr.

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    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mystery mood disorder has now been officially diagnosed as bipolar disorder, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The Illinois congressman took a medical leave of absence from office June 10 and two weeks later issued a statement saying the leave was due to exhaustion. On Monday the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota released a statement saying the congressman is in treatment for bipolar II depression and is responding well. Jackson underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2004. He plans to run for reelection in the fall.

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