In a statement released Wednesday night, his office confirmed reports that Democratic Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman had admitted himself to a hospital for treatment of mental health difficulties.
The statement explained that Fetterman was admitted to the hospital at the recommendation of the United States Congress’ attending physician.
It was announced yesterday by his office that Senator John Fetterman had admitted himself to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment of severe depression. Depressive episodes have come and gone throughout John’s life, but the past few weeks have been the worst.
It was stated that “John was seen by Attending Physician of the United States Congress, Dr. Brian P. Monahan, on Monday.” “Dr. Monahan has suggested hospitalization at Walter Reed. John consented, and he is now voluntarily undergoing therapy.
Following an examination, “doctors at Walter Reed assured us that John is getting the treatment he needs and will soon be back to himself,” the statement said.
The New York Times reported late last week that after a near-fatal stroke last year, Fetterman was dealing with “severe mental health concerns,” and he often couldn’t understand what people were saying to him.
According to the findings, Fetterman’s problems magnify under pressure.
According to the study, when Fetterman is feeling anxious, it’s like “trying to figure out the muffled voice of the instructor in the ‘Peanuts’ cartoon, whose words could never be understood” for him.
The news comes after Fetterman fainted at a Democratic Senate retreat last week and had to be taken to the hospital.
According to Fetterman’s caretakers, physicians assured them that he had not had a second stroke and that they were looking for any indications of seizures.
The newspaper stated that he has “had to come to grips with the possibility that he may have set himself behind forever by not taking the necessary amount of rest during the campaign” since his stroke last year.
On Friday night, a statement was published by Fetterman’s office indicating that the results of the medical tests conducted in response to his recent health incident were negative.
“Senator John Fetterman was released from The George Washington University Hospital only a few minutes ago,” the announcement said. His EEG readings were also normal and there was no sign of seizures, therefore it was concluded that he had not suffered a stroke along with the CT, CTA, and MRI.
In the statement, it was mentioned that “John is looking forward to spending some time with his family and returning to the Senate on Monday.”