“Kony 2012”: Wife says Jason Russell suffers from “reactive psychosis”

“Kony 2012”: Wife says Jason Russell suffers from “reactive psychosis”

San Diego : CA : USA | Mar 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM PDT
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Updated Report-Danica Russell, wife of “Kony 2012” creator Jason Russell had released a statement on Wednesday, saying her husband is suffering from “reactive psychosis” and is now receiving treatment from doctors, Los Angeles Times reported.

"The preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by the extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration. 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, "said Mrs. Russell in her released statement.

The above statement was also confirmed by the company’s chief executive, Ben Keesey.

"Kony 2012" video about African militia leader Joseph Kony, which had gone viral on the web and is being viewed 80 million times had received lots of criticisms and she (Danica) believed that her husband had took it personally that contributed to his bizarre behavior.

The Invisible Children filmmaker was brought in to hospital by police on Thursday last week when people saw him running naked running on the street, yelling and interfering with the traffic. Other reports also suggest Russell was seen masturbating.

Mr. Russell is expected to be hospitalized for weeks, reported by the Washington Post, March 22 at 4:22 A.M. Read full report here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/wife-kony-2012-director-suffers-from-psychosis-expected-to-be-hospitalized-for-weeks/2012/03/21/gIQAYOgrRS_story.html?tid=pm_national_pop

Invisible Children is a non-profit company based in San Diego which Russell himself had co-founded in 2005. For more info, check out this link: http://www.invisiblechildren.com/

The controversial video tells about Kony from Uganda who abducts and uses children as sex slaves and child soldiers.

JeniferLamug is based in Hong Kong, , China, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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