August 13th, 2012
09:22 PM ET

Clinic: Rep. Jackson being treated for bipolar disorder

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-IL) is being treated for bipolar depression according to the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Illinois Democrat and son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been receiving intensive treatment for a mood disorder since June and his family says it is unclear whether he will return to Congress.

OutFront tonight: CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the disorder and how it is treated.

Rep. Jackson being treated for bipolar depression, clinic says

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is responding well to treatment for bipolar depression, the Mayo Clinic said Monday.

The Rochester, Minn.-based clinic said Jackson is regaining his strength but offered no further information on his condition.

In early July, the congressman's office announced he was "receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder." A few weeks later, his office said he was undergoing an "extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues" at the Mayo Clinic.

Jackson's wife, Sandi, said earlier this month her husband had "good days and bad days" and doctors were increasing his depression medication to "therapeutic levels."


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