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Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Being Treated for a 'Mood Disorder': Is the Disorder Real or Fabricated?

AdriHead 2012/07/12 18:36:03
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What's a mood disorder? Ask Jesse Jackson Jr. According to his office, the Democratic Representative from Illinois is "receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder." But don't worry: he's "expected to make a full recovery."

So, what does having a mood disorder even mean? There was a time when they used to call it having a "nervous breakdown," but now the description for the mental illness has been replaced with something much more clinical and politically correct. "Mood disorders" can either stem from depression or mania and when combined, can even lead to bipolar disorder. But calling it a "mood disorder" is opening up a whole new can of worms. Do you think the disorder is legitimate -- or is it just a simple case of stress and anxiety?

WASHINGTONPOST.COM reports:
Rep. Jesse Jackon Jr.’s exact diagnosis isn’t known; “mood disorders,” however, generally come as either depression or mania, or a combination of both.
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  • Son Of Anubis™ 2012/07/12 19:10:14
    Fabricated
    Son Of Anubis™
    +12
    He's either an alcoholic or he's hopped up on drugs....either way he should be kicked out of politics.

    He learned to play the 'victim' from one of the best known 'victim/race hustlers-baiters' around...his Father.

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  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/07/13 04:54:44
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    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +1
    Mary Kennedy had it and look what happened to her.

    But I suspect that Rep Jackson is using it as a convenient tool to get paid big bucks for doing nothing.

    Next thing ya know, he'll be putting in for permanent disability.
  • mwg0735 2012/07/13 04:35:23
  • srini 2012/07/13 04:15:17
    Fabricated
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    +4
    The cause of his illness is the fact that his minuscule conscience proved able to prick and pain him severely!
  • natwebb 2012/07/13 03:41:44
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    natwebb
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    Real.
    Bad.
    Phrase sounds better than it is; major depressive disorder (MDD) commonly called clinical depression or major depression, and bipolar disorder (BD), formerly known as manic depression.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • conservyT 2012/07/13 03:36:18
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    conservyT
    +3
    Heck I don’t know if there’s any truth to this "disorder”.

    All I can say is if Jesse Jackson Sr. was my dad and I belonged to the democratic party; I’d GO CRAZY MYSELF!

    I hope he recovers soon for the sake of his family.
  • sockpuppet 2012/07/13 03:35:08
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    +2
    That's what the pros are calling these things now... it's a valid term that covers
    all sorts of depressive conditions and so forth.
  • Raphy 2012/07/13 03:18:58
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    Raphy
    It can be real. I think my ex coworker had it. Her mood change about 15 times a day.
  • Bronar 2012/07/13 03:10:08
    Real
    Bronar
    +1
    Either/or, he's toast. Gotta love Chicago politics.
  • gvc 2012/07/13 03:09:20
    Fabricated
    gvc
    +4
    It's code for drug addict.
  • BrianD3 gvc 2012/07/13 12:42:54
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    +1
    I agree
  • Bibliophilic 2012/07/13 02:54:24 (edited)
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    Bibliophilic
    +3
    I don't know. I'm neither a psychiatrist nor psychologist. It's not my job to determine whether he needs treatment or not. The human mind is a puzzling thing.

    Real mood disorders:

    Major depressive disorder
    Bi-polar disorder
    Dysthymia
    Post partum depression

    Are you in doubt because he is a Democrat? Really? How could you know more than his therapist? I have depression and it is very real.
  • Lord Emperor of Dune 2012/07/13 02:33:23
    Fabricated
    Lord Emperor of Dune
    +3
    He just didn't get enough love from his sorry-ass dad when he was a boy. Daddy was too busy creating and then fighting other people's battles to play a game of catch... hahahaha
  • Common Sense Conservative 2012/07/13 02:31:26
    Fabricated
    Common Sense Conservative
    +3
    It's comedy how liberals think. Him and his tool of a father are idiots looking for attention.
  • Tennyson James 2012/07/13 02:28:10
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    Tennyson James
    +1
    Mood disorders are very real and very common. Whether or not that is the current problem with with Jackson is not our call to make.
  • BritPunk Tennyso... 2012/07/13 07:52:57
    BritPunk
    +1
    Spot on, old bean.
  • BrianD3 Tennyso... 2012/07/13 12:43:50
    BrianD3
    right, we will just trust the "unnamed" doctor that allegedly said that it was a mood disorder
  • Tennyso... BrianD3 2012/07/13 15:26:55
    Tennyson James
    Unlesss you are a medical professional and can personally examine him then yes. :-)
  • BrianD3 Tennyso... 2012/07/13 15:28:45
    BrianD3
    sure, the statement was so damn important but the identity of the "doctor" if one even exists is not important. His office can say anything but can they back it up?
  • Tennyso... BrianD3 2012/07/14 00:15:38
    Tennyson James
    Why do they need to back up anythjing regarding private health information?
  • BrianD3 Tennyso... 2012/07/19 17:32:49
    BrianD3
    THEY found it necessary to cite an "expert" i.e the doctor. If I am to properly evaluate the veracity of the statement then the identity, eperience and history of the "expert" is an important factor.
  • Tennyso... BrianD3 2012/07/19 17:47:45
    Tennyson James
    No, they were expected to explain his absence and they did. Your evaluation of the Dr. is irrelevent.
  • BrianD3 Tennyso... 2012/07/20 16:40:06
    BrianD3
    not when they cite him. If you have ever gone to school you would know something about citing a source. The source is used to back your claim and properly citing it allows a person to review it's veracity.

    I cannot tell my boss that some unnamed doctor has put me on light duty or has ordered be to bed rest for a month.....
  • Tennyso... BrianD3 2012/07/20 16:54:55
    Tennyson James
    Jackson's office gave a statement about the reason for his absence. They were not writing an academic paper, nor were they writing a news story. They do not have to provide any "source" to you. I'm not sure about the rules of your employer, but I've never had a boss think he/she needed to vett my personal physician.
  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2012/07/13 02:05:15
    Fabricated
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    +5
    He knows that the hammer is coming down.You can run Jr.but you can't hide.
  • Muriel 2012/07/13 01:44:44
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    Muriel
    +1
    I think there is more to this story than we will ever know.
  • Cyan9 2012/07/13 01:36:38
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    Cyan9
    +2
    Mental illness is a real disease that affects millions in this country and it's not anyone's business to decry him as a drug addict simply because he is darker and more liberal than you.
  • evangelism_vision 2012/07/13 01:27:47
    Fabricated
    evangelism_vision
    +4
    ****************** COVER UP FOR CRACK ABUSE *******************
  • BrianD3 evangel... 2012/07/13 12:44:54
    BrianD3
    too true
  • HOMBRE 2012/07/13 01:19:35
    Fabricated
    HOMBRE
  • BrianD3 HOMBRE 2012/07/13 12:45:06
  • Farnsworth 2012/07/13 01:19:29
    Fabricated
    Farnsworth
    +3
    probably has a flesh eating STD
  • LisaSmith Farnsworth 2012/07/13 18:48:05
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/07/13 01:11:38
    Fabricated
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +5
    After Blago, he's scared to death and he's hiding. Not to mention that he has a drug and alchohol problem that MAY be getting treated while he is hiding from the law.
  • KCurtis 2012/07/13 00:42:54 (edited)
    Fabricated
    KCurtis
    +8
    He is under investigation for his involvement in the Rod Blagojevich corruption case

    His poll numbers are dropping like a bowling ball in a jumping balloon

    He's moody.
  • SickOfBigGov 2012/07/13 00:39:57
    Fabricated
    SickOfBigGov
    +5
    How much you want to bet he's in rehab?
  • Aqua Su... SickOfB... 2012/07/13 01:09:30
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    That's what I heard on the news last night; he's in for treatment of alchoholism.
  • BrianD3 SickOfB... 2012/07/13 12:45:39
    BrianD3
    I believe he is in treatment for drug use
  • Rusty Bubbles 2012/07/13 00:22:56
    Fabricated
    Rusty Bubbles
    +6
    Fabricated......usually by the intake of illicit drugs
  • unaff 2012/07/13 00:09:32
    Real
    unaff
    Mood disorders are real. Being an elected official and citing only this description for an extended absence shouldn't be.
  • BrianD3 unaff 2012/07/13 12:46:13
    BrianD3
    sure lets just trust the "unnamed" doctor that allegedly said that

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