A medical council diagnosed Saakashvili with post-traumatic stress disorder The head of the council Mariam Jishkariani told reporters about this, TASS reports.
“According to preliminary results, which we can already talk about, the patient is confirmed to have post-traumatic stress disorder syndrome, which is associated with being in prison and the facts of violence.” – said Jishkariani.
In addition, the patient has neurological symptoms. “You know that we are also talking about Wernicke's encephalopathy, which is the result of a hunger strike,” the doctor added.
According to her, the ex-president needs inpatient multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment.
Earlier, Saakashvili threatened to give up the pills if deputies of the republic’s parliament were not allowed to see him in the hospital. The former president was detained on October 1 when he returned to Georgia after eight years in exile to take part in protests. He was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison for the murder of a banker and the beating of a deputy.