It was two years ago when actress Catherine Zeta-Jones checked herself into a treatment facility for bipolar II disorder.
And now she’s done it again. Monday, her rep Cece Yorke told PEOPLE magazine, “Catherine has proactively checked into a health care facility. Previously Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner.”
Reportedly Zeta-Jones was planning to return to treatment as a way for doctors to monitor her medication. “There was no big problem,” says a friend. “This was just a good time to do it. She is in between projects. This has always been part of the plan. She would manage her health. She is vigilant about it.”
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) describes bipolar disorder as, a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. People with Bipolar II have have more depression, with the mood swings occuring over a longer period of time. Episodes of depression can be triggered by major stress or life changes.
Zeta-Jones’ husband Michael Douglas recently battled throat cancer. Douglas, 66, declared he was free of cancer after six months of chemotherapy and radiation.