Fox News reported yesterday April 29th that Catherine Zeta-Jones “proactively” checked into a mental health facility for treatment of her bipolar condition, according to a spokeswoman for the actress.
Catherine Zeta-Jones’ publicist Sarah Fuller said in an email to The Associated Press that Zeta-Jones is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner.
The 43-year-old Oscar-winner Zeta-Jones checked into a similar facility for treatment of her condition, known as Bipolar II, two years ago. The disorder is characterized by mood swings and depressive episodes, and is commonly treated with medication and psychotherapy.
Bipolar II is less severe than bipolar I. Patients may have an elevated mood, irritability and some changes in functionality, but generally patients can carry on with their normal daily routine. IIn bipolar II, periods of depression typically last longer than periods of hypomania, which is a less sever form of mania.