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Catherine Zeta-Jones checks into mental health facility

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:50 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2013

LOS ANGELES » A spokeswoman for Catherine Zeta-Jones says the actress has "proactively" checked into a mental health facility for treatment of her bipolar condition.

Publicist Sarah Fuller said in an email to The Associated Press late Monday that Zeta-Jones "is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner."

Two years ago, the 43-year-old Oscar-winner checked into a similar facility for a brief stay for treatment of her condition, known as Bipolar II. The disorder is characterized by mood swings and depressive episodes, and is commonly treated with medication and psychotherapy.

Zeta-Jones has been one of the busiest talents in show business of late, appearing in such films as "Rock of Ages," ''Playing for Keeps," ''Broken City" and "Side Effects."

The actress's most recent treatment was first reported by TMZ.

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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
All this means is that she is a great actress and can be counted on for more of the same success in the future.
on April 29,2013 | 08:23PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
She is wise to take advantage of psychiatric treatment. God bless you!
on April 29,2013 | 11:00PM
droid wrote:
Bipolar patients get some good drugs. I heard Nuvigil (offshoot of Provigil) is also being tested as a treatment for bipolar.
on April 29,2013 | 11:33PM
awahana wrote:
She is likely BPD, and currently misdiagnosed.
on April 30,2013 | 04:39AM
Workingrl wrote:
Her being public with her condition is a great support to all who suffer from mental illness. She is helping to de-stigmatize mental illness by showing that people with mental illness can still be successful members of society. Go Catherine!
on April 30,2013 | 07:06AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Wise woman indeed. Take care.
on April 30,2013 | 07:14AM
silvangold wrote:
awahana wrote: She is likely BPD, and currently misdiagnosed exactly what do you mean? what is BPD and why is it misdiagnosed?
on April 30,2013 | 09:23AM
Fred01 wrote:
Why do they call her an "actor?" Is she a man?
on April 30,2013 | 02:14PM
Hawaiians wrote:
It's the latest thing Fred01 no longer are woman actresses and men actors- both are equal and called "actors"
on April 30,2013 | 03:12PM
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