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Oregon Congressman Urged to Get Psychiatric Help


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A newspaper report says aides to U.S. Rep. David Wu were so alarmed over the Democrat's erratic behavior just before the November elections that they urged him to enter a hospital to get psychiatric treatment.

The Oregonian, citing interviews with a number of anonymous staff members, reports on its website Friday evening that Wu was increasingly unpredictable on the campaign trial and in private last fall.

The report says several aides and a psychiatrist confronted Wu about his behavior three days before the Nov. 2 election.

The newspaper says the 55-year-old Wu declined to be interviewed for the story. But his office provided a statement late Friday with the congressman saying he hasn't always been at his best with staff and constituents and that he's sought professional medical care.

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