Uncovering Mood Disorders

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  • Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • bipolar disorder
  • chronic depression
  • mood disorder
  • mood disorder, Jesse Jackson Jr., depression
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., mood disorders
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., depression
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., mood disorder
  • mood disorder, Jesse Jackson Jr.

The Many Faces of Depression

Following weeks of speculation, Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s leave of absence became slightly more clear when his camp announced on Wednesday the 47-year-old was being treated for an unspecified mood disorder. Feelings of hopelessness, irritability, worthlessness and guilt can be experienced by anyone on a typical day, but for millions of Americans diagnosed with a mood disorder, these feelings can be both mentally and emotionally crippling and stop them from living healthy and productive lives. As many as 9.1 percent of the United States adult population suffer from depression, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in its most recent findings. BET.com takes a look at the ailment and lists options for getting help.Britt Middleton (Photo: REUTERS/Mitch Dumke)

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