Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for a "mood disorder," his office said in a statement to TPM on Wednesday evening. The full statement from Jackson's office is reprinted below.
The following statement came from Congressman Jackson's doctor's office today.
"Information regarding the Congressman's treatment is protected by federal law under the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPPA"). The name of the attending physician and treatment center will not be disclosed in order to protect his continuing privacy. His physician makes the following statement:
"The Congressman is receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder. He is responding positively to treatment."
End of statement.
In addition, the rumors about him being treated for alcohol or substance abuse are not true.