Sen. John Fetterman receiving treatment for clinical depression

Sen. John Fetterman.
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Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is seeking treatment for clinical depression, at the recommendation of the attending physician of Congress.

The doctor, Brian P. Monahan, evaluated the senator on Monday and suggested inpatient care on Wednesday, Fetterman's chief of staff, Adam Jentleson, said in a statement released Thursday. Fetterman has "experienced depression off and on throughout his life," Jentleson added, and "it only became severe in recent weeks. After examining John, the doctors at Walter Reed [National Military Medical Center] told us that John is getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to himself."

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