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Zeta-Jones: Bipolar Treatment Nears An End

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Catherine Zeta-Jones announced last month that she would be entering treatment for bipolar disorder, and now the 43-year old actress is about to be released from a health care facility.

Zeta-Jones has sought treatment before a couple of years ago, which prompted her to go public with her struggle despite the potential negative affect it could have had on her career.

“This is a disorder that affects millions of people, and I am one of them,” she said. “If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it…There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.”

The actress was praised by husband Michael Douglas recently, who spoke about her while promoting a film at Cannes.

“She comes home tomorrow,” Douglas said. “She’s doing a really good job of getting balanced. I’m proud of her.”

Zeta-Jones spoke candidly about the disorder to InStyle Magazine last December, saying she hopes to remove the stigma attached to the word.

“It’s not easy. I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable,” she said. “I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.”

Zeta-Jones: Bipolar Treatment Nears An End
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