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Catherine Zeta-Jones Enters Treatment Center for Bipolar Disorder

Catherine Zeta-Jones Enters Treatment Center for Bipolar Disorder

Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked herself into a treatment center to help her deal with bipolar disorder on Monday (April 29).

The 43-year-old actress is scheduled to complete a 30-day program, according to TMZ.

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In 2011, Catherine completed a stint at a treatment center for bipolar disorder.

Catherine and her husband Michael Douglas were publicly spotted last week at the 2013 Chaplin Award Gala in the Big Apple.

FYI: Bipolar Disorder is a “mood disorder, where individuals experience episodes of a frenzied state known as mania (or hypomania), typically alternating with episodes of depression.”

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  • Franson

    Bad plastic surgery is bad.

  • Guy

    Coming from a family where mental illness has affected many people, I understand how hard it is for people to overcome something like that. It’s like an endless cycle, you’re doing great for a while and then there’s like a crash you’re back at square one again. Hope she makes it out alright.

  • CM

    Good for her. Nothing wrong with getting help. If only it were available to everyone, and not just the people who can easily afford it.

  • Sara

    Good for her! Hope she gets the help she needs and her family is doing well. Mental illness is never easy.

  • Di

    Wish her the best!

  • Sweetness

    I can’t imagine how being in the limelight and choosing such a neurotic career could have possibly been helpful to someone who is bi-polar.

  • starsh

    @CM: actually public/state mental hospitals are full of bipolar sufferers – all over the world. It’s one of the big diseases and there is a lot of good medication easily available. Side effects are another story but the poor can get care.

  • hg

    what`s the problem of being bipolar ? i think they are like any normal person

  • Looselipz

    If one stays on their medicine I don’t see why there would be a need for rehab. She may have other addictions she’s dealing with that she’s unwilling to admit. Pills or booze. If so, the drugs or alcohol could be making the Bipolar medicine not work as well..

  • Daleann

    Get better, Catherine!

  • happygirl

    Not true to assume that if one stays on their meds, there would not be a need for rehab. Bipolar is a life-long struggle. There are many factors that some will have to consider, for example managing meds isn’t just a one-time thing, it should always be evaluated, as should the need for therapy. Medicine doesn’t magically make everything better, whether it be bipolar or any other mental health disorder.

  • Jessie

    Bipolar isn’t a 30 day treatment it’s a lifetime. I often wonder if these celebrities have on going treatment once they get out of these 30 day programs. It seems that their lives becomes a series of 30 day treatments rather than them dealing with it on an on going basis as an outpatient.
    Meds are fine, but they don’t always do the job or they stop being as effective as they once were. That’s why patients need to be evaluated on a regular basis. There shouldn’t be as much a need for the 30 day in house treatments if they are having follow up with a physical on a regular basis and he or she is adjusting their medications and treatment as needed. People are usually treated in house when they become psychotic. There could very well be contributing factors like alcohol or drug abuse.

  • jjo

    She seems very open and brave about her battle with bipolar and this can helps other recognise and deal with the illness, without shame. Best of luck Catherine.

  • Everheart

    I think they get house treatment when they are getting extreme or suicidal. I love this woman and hope she can somehow, someway improve with her problem. Bipolar is a living hell.

  • Barbara

    Best wishes for Cath and her family!

  • vroom vroom

    Well wishes to her

  • Sh

    I think she’s had treatment before. They explained that they wouldn’t have shared this with the public ecept for the fact that it would probably leak anyway…good luck to Catherine.

  • Susan

    Best of luck, Catherine!

  • Ashley

    Sad news. Catherine needs some Love Toys from AthenaToysDotcom to bring the passion back into her life

  • JaniceMcN

    I love Catherine Zeta-Jones! She is a great role model for others with bi-polar. The grace and class she handles herself with is a breath of fresh air and an inspiration!

  • NYC

    I would really like to know how this is anyone’s business???

  • hm

    why do they keep calling michael douglas her husband when they’ve already separated?

    ..and for the people that are saying there’s good health care for someone who doesn’t have a lot of money are wrong.. especially in australia since our government continues to take money away from mental health and is putting it up their as*ses..

    a lot of therapist will not bulk bill.. (that’s $100-$200 for each session)

    (there’s a reason the saying “the rich go to therapy while the poor go to prison” will always be relevant)

  • hm

    @NYC: because her PR team put it out there with her permission

    dont be a celebrity as*s kisser.. it’s not cute

  • Jane

    I am not passing any judgement nor am I prying into someone else’s hardships. My question is to anyone who really has knowledge of this troubling disease. What would require a 30 day rehab stay in this situation? Is it self medicating through alcohol or drugs? I wonder what a 30 day treatment for bi polar involves as opposed to proper medications at home.

  • NYC

    Oh please, as if u give a rat’s A$$ about her…..
    I don’t kiss anyone’s A$$.

  • NYC

    30 days is what the insurance covers. After that, they release you.
    It’s quite simple.

  • Mkhay

    wow theres so may judgemental people on here. its absolutely despicable.

  • Isa

    I didn’t recognize her … Did she make plastic surgery ?

  • sid

    Stay strong and all the best wishes to you, Catherine!

  • ugh~

    @Mkhay: no one seems to be judging HER just the health system.

    calm yourself – it’s just jared drama queen

  • porquenon

    She should stop with the plastic surgery. She looks almost unrecognizable and it won’t “fix” her bipolar nor will the pain pills. She should gain some weight, focus on her kids and find a hobby out of the spotlight.

  • scallywag

    Although one has to applaud Catherine Zeta-Jones coming clean with mental health issues one is prone to wonder to what degree things have unhinged the actress. Could it be that the reality and the misalignment of being a Hollywood icon has become too much for the actress…?

  • Sorella

    People with BP go in and out of the hospital all the time, they need a “tune-up” on occasion as their current meds can stop working and leave them unbalanced. It’s a roller later, my sis-in-law battles this too, it’s a lifelong illness. Hard on the person and hard on their families, sad.

  • Robert

    i hope she gets better

  • Sofia

    wish you all the best cath

  • Sarah

    @Jane: I have bipolar disorder, as does my son. Meds need to be constantly updated and reassessed. A med that was working may start to cause side effects that are no longer manageable so there is a need to switch to a new med. Changing meds around can be very difficult and may require this type of hospitalization as the person can destabilize during the process. For example my son developed kidney damage from one drug so we had to switch him to another mood stabilizer. The second mood stabilizer takes 3-5 months to get to a therapeutic level so it was a very difficult time trying to keep him safe and stable while the meds were changed. There is nothing odd about Catherine Zeta-Jones needing a 30-day hospitalization for this condition.

  • Melanie

    She is so pretty. Catherine uses Romance Toys from AthenaToysDotcom to keep her Hubby happy.