Catherine Zeta-Jones: I'm Bipolar
Michael Douglas' cancer battle, court fight added stress this year
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2011 2:41 AM CDT
Updated Apr 14, 2011 4:00 AM CDT
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

(Newser) – Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed she has undergone treatment in a mental health clinic for her bipolar illness. "After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder," said her publicist. The disorder, also known as manic depression, is marked by dramatic shifts in moods. Bipolar II is not as severe as Bipolar I. Zeta-Jones has been under particular stress this year because of husband Michael Douglas' battle with throat cancer, and a tough court struggle with his ex-wife over profits from his film Wall Street 2, notes ABC News. Click for more on Zeta-Jones.

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1492
Nov 18, 2012 6:09 PM CST
This woman is so unbelievably beautiful and talented. Bi-polar? I always wondered what it was. Thank you Catherine for openning up. I feel for Mel Gibson for he has done so much to entertain us and is always in some kind of trouble due most likely to this disorder. This explains the suicide bombers and radicals in the streets of the Middle East, and theater murders in America. In this economy, it is a decease. Where's my Xanex.
Person12345
Apr 18, 2011 9:56 PM CDT
It's hard to believe Catherine is really suffering with bi-polar the way many people have to deal with it. It has never been reported that she is paralyzed by depressive episodes, or totally manic. I don't believe her condition is too serious. It IS serious with many, many people and they don't get the kind of top notch medical attention she has. I feel sorry for them, not her. She is totally functional.
samamfee
Apr 16, 2011 7:44 PM CDT
Big F'n deal. So am I. And a whole bunch of other people.