On Thursday, it was confirmed by Adam Jentleson, the Chief of Staff for Democratic Senator John Fetterman of Pennsylvania, that Fetterman had admitted himself to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to seek help for clinical depression.
Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman’s office announces that he checked into Walter Reed last night to receive treatment for clinical depression that “became severe in recent weeks.” pic.twitter.com/RL8bGyIPUu
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The former lieutenant governor, who is currently serving as a first-term senator, has been grappling with serious health concerns after experiencing a stroke in March 2022. The stroke is believed to have been caused by atrial fibrillation and a reduced heart pumping capacity, which were identified in 2017. According to Jentleson, Fetterman’s decision to resume campaigning instead of allowing himself to recuperate may have resulted in permanent harm, as revealed in an interview with The New York Times.
Clinical depression is a mental health issue that can have an important impact on a person’s life. Symptoms can include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy or motivation. It is important for those who are struggling with depression to seek help from a medical professional.
The Senator’s office has not yet released any additional information about his condition or treatment plan. However, they have stated that Fetterman is receiving the best possible care and is in good spirits. It is likely that he will remain at Walter Reed for some time while he receives treatment and recovers.
Depression can be a difficult and isolating experience, but it is important to remember that help is available and recovery is possible. The Senator’s office has asked for privacy during this time and has requested that well-wishers send positive thoughts and prayers. As more information becomes available, we will update this story.
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