Sen. John Fetterman, a Democrat from Pennsylvania still recovering from a stroke, entered the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday to receive treatment for clinical depression, according to his office.
According to the report, Fetterman, who has struggled with the consequences of a stroke he had in May, checked himself in on Wednesday night.
While John has had bouts of melancholy throughout his life, his chief of staff, Adam Jentleson, stated that the condition only worsened recently.
Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the Congress’ attending physician, examined Fetterman on Monday and advised inpatient treatment at Walter Reed, according to Jentleson.
“John concurred, and he is voluntarily undergoing treatment,” Jentleson said. The Walter Reed medical staff examined John and informed us that he received the necessary care and would soon return to normal.
After prevailing in a close race against GOP contender Dr. Mehmet Oz, Fetterman, 53, is just beginning his tenure as a senator for the United States. Toomey, a Republican, had previously held the seat but had since retired.
Days before the primary election in May last year, Fetterman experienced a stroke. He spent the following five months on the campaign trail healing.
Last week, Fetterman checked himself into George Washington University after feeling dizzy. He stayed there for two days.
According to Fetterman’s office, testing revealed no signs of a recent stroke or seizure.
He is still dealing with the effects of the stroke, including auditory processing disorder, which can make it difficult for someone to communicate clearly and swiftly translate what is being said.
He claims the stroke was almost fatal.
To treat his atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy, Fetterman underwent surgery to install a pacemaker with a defibrillator.
He recovered for the majority of the summer away from the campaign trail.