: Sen. Fetterman has checked himself into hospital for clinical depression, aide says


Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania on Wednesday night checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for clinical depression, said a statement on Thursday from Fetterman’s chief of staff, Adam Jentleson.

Doctors at Walter Reed have said Fetterman is “getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to himself,” the top aide also said. Inpatient care was recommended, and he’s receiving treatment on a voluntary basis.

The freshman senator has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, and it only became severe in recent weeks, according to Jentleson.

Fetterman suffered a stroke during his campaign last year. He also was hospitalized last week after feeling lightheaded.

The former Pennsylvania lieutenant governor defeated Republican Mehmet Oz in a competitive November election, helping Democrats keep control of the U.S. Senate, even as they lost their grip on the House of Representatives.

This article was originally published by Marketwatch.com. Read the original article here.

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