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Sen. Dan Patrick confirms time in psychiatric hospital

Sen. Dan Patrick confirms time in psychiatric hospital

POSTED: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:14am

Patrick accused Dewhurst of releasing the documents to the media

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Sen. Dan Patrick issued a terse statement late Thursday about a period in his life 30 years ago during which he sought medical attention to cope with "mild depression and exhaustion."

Patrick, who is in a runoff with David Dewhurst for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor issued the statement late Thursday in response to various media reports that he once was on anti-depressants and admitted to a psychiatric hospital, according to court documents related to a slander suit Patrick filed against the Houston Post in the 1980s.

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