Weiner Claims He Went to Psychiatric Facility: ‘It was just a place to get away and to meet people … who might be able to help’

Posted by on May 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

Well, we always thought this guy should be committed.

Anthony Weiner’s New York mayoral candidacy was only made more improbable today after he revealed that he visited a Houston psychiatric facility following his resignation from Congress in 2011.

Haunted by scandal surrounding his sexually explicit online communications with women, the Democratic former congressman  sought treatment for his compulsive behavior from mental health professionals at the Gabbard Center.

According to its website, the facility provides “3-day outpatient psychiatric evaluation,” particularly to “professionals who are in personal or professional crises.”

While Weiner did not disclose his diagnosis, he told the New York Daily News that the Center was critical in his “journey” to becoming a “new man.”

“It wasn’t an addiction thing,” he told the Daily News. “I mean, it was just a place to get away and to meet people…who might be able to help.”

In his resignation statement, Weiner said that his main priority upon stepping down was to “heal from the damage that I have caused.” Weiner told the Daily News that he “didn’t go to rehab anywhere” – simply that he worked with a referred therapist at the Center over a few days.

There’s something fishy about this story.

Weiner told me Wednesday, without hesitation, that he did not attend sex-addict rehab but only met with a therapist in Texas for three or four days. But when a reporter asked him about that assertion, he denied it.

“First of all, I did go, so I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. He identified the rehab facility — which he swore he never attended — as the Gabbard Center in Houston.

“I went there to visit with some doctors at a facility there. Some psychiatrists. To try to get some help.”

But he wouldn’t give his diagnosis, or describe his treatment, though he denied taking medication to treat his psycho need to strip and send.

What else is he not telling us? Or flat-out fibbing about?

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