Catherine Zeta-Jones treated for bipolar Disorder at clinicThe actress recently checked herself into a psychiatric hospital after suffering from stress related depression during her husband, Michael Douglas's recent battle with cancer.
Catherine Zeta-Jones’s publicist has confirmed that the actress has recently spent five days in a private mental health clinic to help treat her Bipolar II disorder.
The actress, 41, entered Silver Hill Psychiatric hospital in Connecticut last Wednesday, for treatments relating to her already diagnosed manic depression. Bipolar II is marked by more depressive, but less severe, periods than with Bipolar I.
Her publicist said: “After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check into a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her bipolar II disorder. She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on two upcoming films.”
In January, Zeta-Jones’s husband, actor Michael Douglas, 66, declared himself free of the throat cancer he had been battling over the previous year.
The National Enquirer broke the story in America after claiming Zeta-Jones had checked herself in for treatment under an alias. Her publicist later confirmed the story.
Zeta-Jones is now out of the hospital and due to start working on a new film project shortly, 'Playing the Field', which will co-star Gerard Butler, Dennis Quaid and Jessica Biel.