“Sen. John Fetterman, who returned to Congress this week after receiving treatment for clinical depression, is speaking out about how his tough Senate race last year worsened his mental health.
“Fetterman, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, shared with People magazine in an interview published Wednesday that criticism about whether he could serve effectively following his stroke was particularly painful.
““These kinds of personal things accelerated the depression,” Fetterman said.
“Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in February. A statement released by his office at the time said the freshman senator had dealt with “depression off and on throughout his life” but “it only became severe in recent weeks.”
““I always treated my depression like I did with losing my hair,” Fetterman told People. “It’s just kind of like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s just part of my makeup.’””
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