Catherine Zeta Jones Treats Bipolar Disorder
A-list actress Catherine Zeta-Jones recently checked herself into a mental health facility to treat her Bipolar II disorder. Zeta-Jones, who has stood by husband Michael Douglas‘ side as he fought cancer, spent several days at an undisclosed facility to get treatment.Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by elevated or irritable moods alternating with periods of depression, and it afflicts about 6 million Americans. Those with Bipolar II tend to have more depression, with the mood swings spread over a longer time and the “up” periods less elevated. The episodes can be triggered by major stress or life changes. Click the image to enlarge.