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Jason Russell

Naked Meltdown Blamed on

'Brief Reactive Psychosis'

3/21/2012 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jason Russell
's family has a statement on the "Kony 2012" founder's health ... claiming Russell was diagnosed with "brief reactive psychosis" following his naked meltdown ... and will remain hospitalized for several weeks.

The statement reads, "We would, again, like to make it clear that Jason's incident was in no way the result of drugs or alcohol in his body. The preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration."

The statement continues, "Though new to us, the doctors say this is a common experience given the great mental, emotional and physical shock his body has gone through in these last two weeks. Even for us, it's hard to understand the sudden transition from relative anonymity to worldwide attention - both raves and ridicules, in a matter of days." 

TMZ posted the video last week ... showing a naked Russell ranting maniacally and slapping the pavement before cops detained him on a 5150 psychiatric hold last week.

Jason's family insists ... Russell "will get better" ... saying, "He is, and will remain, under hospital care for a number of weeks; and after that, the recovery process could take months before he is fully able to step back into his role with Invisible Children."

"During that time, we will focus not on a speedy recovery, but a thorough one."

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136.

Blue    

Well at least he looked good without his cloths on, at least thats something.

758 days ago
137.

pam    

http://www.myhealthanswers.co.uk/Psychosis_Symptoms_Psychosis

758 days ago
138.

Please    

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN

758 days ago
139.

tellmeaboutit     

I believe that exhaustion, fatigue and dehydration can cause a brief reactive psychosis, as they said - right after one crawls across the desert on his stomach without water!! Or more likely there's another cause and his recovery time is based on their hoping something will happen to someone else during that time to get the press off their backs.

758 days ago
140.

patty    

ok this is to PAM THE YELLING POSTEr - this research is by Dr. Hanson prof. sociology university ny - constant "comment" about alcohol being a "drug" - shows how ppl over pushing the fact alcohol is a drug to be able to raise taxes - among other things - interesting!

"yes by definition alcohol is a (legal) drug - A drug is simply “Any substance which when absorbed into a living organism may modify one or more of its functions.” This means that foods, vitamins, hormones and the other substances described are all drugs. Practically everything is a drug including the oxygen we breathe.
Their intent appears to be to stigmatize alcohol by associating it with illicit drugs. As Dr. William DeJong, director of a federally-funded center on alcohol and drug abuse emphasizes, “in modern usage, ‘drug’ has become shorthand for ‘illegal drug’ or ‘street drug.’ People still go to the ‘drug store,’ but they go there to buy ‘medications,’ not drugs.” 3

By equating alcoholic beverages with illegal street drugs, anti-alcohol activists attempt to create negative attitudes toward such beverages. That makes it easier to promote higher alcohol taxes, more stringent restrictions on the times and places alcohol can be sold, censorship of alcohol advertising, and similar policies to reduce alcohol consumption.
By equating alcoholic beverages with illegal street drugs, anti-alcohol activists attempt to create negative attitudes toward such beverages. That makes it easier to promote higher alcohol taxes, more stringent restrictions on the times and places alcohol can be sold, censorship of alcohol advertising, and similar policies to reduce alcohol' consumption.
this is a deceptive tactic!

758 days ago
141.

patty    

so either this yeller PAM is a crazy christian trying to reinstate proabition or a "friend" of government trying to help the campaign to raise taxes - "allegedly"

758 days ago
142.

patty    

maybe when he was snorting or smoking his meth, it made him really thirsty, and went to get a drink at the a&p, but after he hit the streets he was tweeking so bad - he then went bat schit crazy - so then i guess all that was caused be dehydration!!

758 days ago
143.

Kathy Fitzpatrick    

Most people would not even know who this CLOWN is if he hadn't invited us all to his CIRCUS.

758 days ago
144.

James B    

On the balance of probabilities, it's entirely possible that Jason Russell DID have a melt down/psychotic break etc. But it's unlikely to be due to the causes which his PR (sorry "family") has stated. I had a friend who was a big time co ke head who had a melt-down in public and had to be taken to a psychiatric unit. But she just started yelling and screaming uncontrollably and could not be reasoned with...... not quite the same. But hey, 3 days of sniffing, boozing and no sleep will do that to you! Another friend, who hangs out with meth heads, says that lack of inhibition and uncontrollable sexual behaviour is something which goes hand in hand with meth abuse (a session which lasts several days) along with what used to be called speed pyschosis. So yes, under those scenarios, Jason Russell's behaviour doesn't seem that uncommon.
If he is a closeted gay man, living in a fundamentalist Christian marriage - Jesus! - then you could understand his desire to escape via drugs. Ditto if his charity is about to be audited and someone has been hiding some cash in the Caymans. But dehydration and exhaustion on their own don't usually affect someone healthy, well nourished and living in the West in that way. The British have a word for that kind of excuse: BOLLOX!
And Jason, if your sexual preference doesn't run to girls, stop trying to pray the gay away and fess up! You'll be a much better person all around in the end!

758 days ago
145.

Denise    

I think this dude has other issues at play here. . .He's clearly gay, and living in the closet -- that **** will may you crazy eventually!! He needs to come out and set himself free, living a double life is extremely unhealthy and will push you over the edge!

758 days ago
146.

Cockblocker    

Looks like drugs to me. Nice try though.

758 days ago
147.

fred    

THIS WAS RETARDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

758 days ago
148.

God-Of-Lyf    

Brief Reactive Psychosis? So is that what they call con men now days? I say send him to Kony's camp, if one even exists... Doesn't look like them kids are getting any help this year as their so called voice has done went LOCO!

758 days ago
149.

Jonantan    

This guy was sane, so what happens when a person tries to help and do soething good for the world? He goes crazy? I don't think so. I think the goverment had something to do with it, the government doesn't want Kony killed, if they did, they would have done it a long time ago. I don't believe it was any of this BS.

758 days ago
150.

QGODFEAR    

2 Words. Demonic Possession. KONY is a known Witch Doctor! Science didn't have much to do with this. This was SPIRITUAL! Jesus is the Key for Soul Protection:)

754 days ago
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