Gee ... d'ya think?
Polygamist leader Warren Steed Jeffs, 51, has been suffering from depression and anxiety and at least one of the two mental health experts that examined him said he suffers substantial mental illness.
... Jeffs appeared to be detached, confused and unclear about "everything transpiring in court" during a March 27 hearing.
...Conclusion that Jeffs suffers a substantial mental illness.
... Jeffs did not appear to be paranoid during the evaluation but was careful what information he revealed and came across as mildly depressed. There was also ample evidence in the chart that Jeffs has been struggling with symptoms of depression coupled with anxiety.
...By his March 27 court appearance, Jeffs was, according to the report, catatonic, in a depressed state, complaining of anxiety and not functioning well.
On Jan. 28 Jeffs was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment after he was found "distressed" by jail medical staff.
Although the exact reason for the trip has not been made public, Jeffs denied past suicidal or homicidal ideation in his evaluation with psychologist Tim Kockler.
But in Kockler's report, it states that "records indicated self-injurious behavior."
... Jeffs meets DSM-IV criteria for Depressive Disorder NOS (Not otherwise specified)