esse Jackson Jr. being treated for mood disorder, statement says
Washington (CNN) -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is "receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder," according to a statement released on Wednesday by the congressman's office, which attributed the quote to an unidentified doctor.
The Illinois Democrat and son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader, has not been on Capitol Hill since late May, and in early June his office announced he was taking a leave of absence because he was suffering from a "medical condition."
Jackson's office on Wednesday noted that information on Jackson's status is protected by federal law, as is the information of all medical patients. At the same time, the congressman's office released what it said was a statement from Jackson's doctor. Jackson's office declined to give the doctor's name.