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Rep. Jesse Jackson treated for 'mood disorder'

Jackson has been on medical leave for more than a month.

FILE - In this March 20, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., thanks supporters at his election night party in Chicago after his Democratic primary in the Illinois' 2nd District. A statement from Jackson's office Thursday, July 5, 2012, said that Jackson's medical condition is more serious than initially believed and he's undergoing evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility. The congressman's office announced last week that he had been on medical leave for two weeks and was being treated for exhaustion. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s office says the congressman is receiving "intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder."

Jackson has been on medical leave for more than a month. Citing federal privacy laws, his office is refusing to provide further details, such as Jackson's whereabouts or the name of his doctor, but does reject claims that Jackson is being treated for alcohol or substance abuse.


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