Patrick Kennedy shed some light on the “mood disorders” affecting Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. after he visited his former colleague on Thursday. Kennedy, a former U.S. representative from Rhode Island who has battled bipolar disorder himself, told the Associated Press that Jackson is in a “deep” depression and has “a lot of work to continue to do to be able to learn how to treat this illness.” The Illinois congressman has been on medical leave since June 10. At first, his office blamed his absence on exhaustion, but the Mayo Clinic later said Jackson is being treated for bipolar depression.
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