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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Hospitalized for Bipolar Disorder

4/13/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Catherine Zeta-Jones has reportedly entered a mental health treatment center for a bipolar disorder ... despite her rep squarely denying the story to TMZ.

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One of Catherine's reps now tells People.com, "After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder."

We're told Catherine had been in Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for treatment, but she has checked out.


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31.

tracker    

CATHERINE, AS A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL I CAN TELL YOU THAT YOU AND EVERY CAREGIVER ARE UNSUNG HERO,S..YOU DID CARRY EVERY BIT THE HEAVY LOAD THAT YOUR HUSBAND HAS...IT,S O.K TO BE SCARED...& IT,S MUCH BETTER TO LOSE IT THAN TRY TO HANDLE IT ALL,YOU ARE ONLY HUMAN,YOU WILL BE O.K..I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY THOUGHTS...I CARE...

1185 days ago
32.

anony    

In the future, everyone will be bipolar for fifteen minutes.

1185 days ago
33.

janet    

Again, Harvey/TMZ is missing Mel Gibson. As Harvey Levin said it was Gibson, (ripped off from Radoronline) that put them on the so-called internet tabloid map. Gibson gave TMZ the most posts they ever had still to this day.

1185 days ago
34.

lee    

I'm one of those weakminded people without fancy cadillac insurance. Mine popped up in my 20's and unlike men, women have many hormonal changes thru our lives thus our bodies can acclimate to existing prescription coctails and need adjusting. I hope that the new pride movement will be in the Mental Health arena. I would love to see CZJ, Brittny, Pete Weintz, etc join up with the GlennClose/Ron Howard "BringChange2mind" awareness campaign. We need the NIH to throw much money into BiPolar, it's cousins schizophrenia and Autism. Fast!

1185 days ago
35.

Big Daddy    

I wish Catherine the best, and good luck to her husband. God bless you two. You people calling her a gold digger need a beating. Nice folks, I wish they lived next door.

1185 days ago
36.

lee    

In the future, everyone will be bipolar for fifteen minutes.

Posted at 11:40 AM on Apr 13, 2011 by anony

Love to see it happen to you. You wouldn't make it out alive. If everyone had it 4 5 minutes, there's be several cures already.

1185 days ago
37.

CloBird    

RE: 6 Stress from the last year is not gonna make you Bi-Polar....your either Bi-Polar or not?? maybe being a golddigger is getting to her.


Posted at 11:10 AM on Apr 13, 2011 by Tammy
It is quite clear that you lack knowledge of psychiatric disorders.It is because of people like you that many fail to receive proper diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses.Ignorance brings on negative stigma further causing more stress.
SHAME on YOU and people like you!
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.

"There's no question it's been a stressful year," the friend says. "Catherine has had deal with Michael's illness and that's been hard. She went in for a few days because she's about to start working, and wanted to make sure she's in top form, which she is."

1185 days ago
38.

deanne    

CLOBIRD--- A+ on your post. Good Job.

1185 days ago
39.

Tea Party Mom    

She looks terrible!

1185 days ago
40.

Theresa    

Not really.. quite frequently, they are only kept about 3 days to start medications, identify coping skills, set up with a counselor, and to break a cycle. A Mental Health facility is NOT a spa or a weekend retreat. Its for people who need help with their psychiatric disorders. If they just need to sleep, they can get a room at the nearest luxury hotel.

1185 days ago
41.

disco    

Zeta-Jones, wife of actor Michael Douglas who was recently treated for cancer, spent April 6 to 11 at the New Canaan facility according ot the National Enquirer, which is reporting she was admitted into a ward for alcoholics and drug addicts.

What is not know is she was there for her own problems or if she was doing research for an upcoming movie role in which she plays a woman who goes into drug rehab to deal with emotional trauma.

Zeta-Jones supposedly checked into the hospital under the name "Terrie Kirny" and ate and participated in recerational activities with her fellow patients.

Opened in 1931, Silver Hill Hospital is a nationally recognized, independent, non-for-profit psychiatric hospital.

1185 days ago
42.

how lame    

only for a few days? She was probably forced to go in because she was acting cuckoo.

1185 days ago
43.

brunswick    

TMZ, what is the point of publicizing this information? Does she not have a right to privacy in this difficult time?

1185 days ago
44.

jacko    

Bipolar disorder? bullsxxx! she've been hanging around in the new york nites wasted w coke! saw her in many lux clubs. hope she get well

1185 days ago
45.

srsly    

She is a Movie Star!! How bad can life be? Posted at 11:12 AM on Apr 13, 2011 by Susie

spoken like someone who has never set foot in LA

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