Kony 2012 creator Jason Russell suffered brief reactive psychosis | EW.com

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Kony 2012 filmmaker suffered 'brief reactive psychosis,' says family

Jason Russell’s wife Danica has released a follow-up statement to Friday’s admission that the Invisible Children co-founder “did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration” when he was caught on camera pacing the streets of San Diego, rambling, and making sexual gestures.

“Jason’s incident was in no way the result of drugs or alcohol in his body,” affirmed Danica. “The preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis… 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” since his Kony 2012 film campaign went viral and attracted the attention of celebrities and activists around the globe.

The statement continued, “Jason will get better. He has a long way to go, but we are confident that he will make a full recovery.” Explained Danica, “He is, and will remain, under hospital care for a number of weeks; and after that, the recovery process could take months.”

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