Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) admitted himself to a Maryland hospital on Wednesday night for “clinical depression,” his chief of staff, Adam Jentleson, said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
“While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” the statement said.
After undergoing an evaluation on Monday by Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician for members of Congress members, Fetterman heeded Monahan’s recommendation to receive care and checked himself in to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the statement said.
Fetterman is “receiving treatment on a voluntary basis,” Jentleson’s statement said. “John is getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to himself.”
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