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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Enters Treatment Center

For Bipolar Disorder

4/30/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked in to a treatment center to get more help for her Bipolar disorder ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned ... the 43-year-old Academy Award winner checked in to the treatment center Monday ... and is expected to complete a 30-day program.

Sources connected to the actress tell us ... Jones' stint in the treatment center is a proactive measure. As one source puts it, "It's maintenance."

FYI -- Jones completed a stint at a treatment center in 2011 -- at the time, her rep said Catherine had "made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder."

Zeta-Jones was last seen in public on April 22 -- when she hit the red carpet at the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala at Lincoln Center looking healthy ... with her husband Michael Douglas by her side. 

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106.

aljora    

Since when did bipolar disorder become an illness one had to go into a "rehab" center to treat?
Who knew?
Only in Hollyweird.

457 days ago
107.

aljora    

Since when did bipolar disorder become an illness that one had to check into "rehab" for?

457 days ago
108.

Peter Sc    

I am happy that other countries speak more openly about mental disorders. In Denmark where I live it is considered rather shameful if you have a disorder and choose to bring children into this world. The Danish parliament has passed laws motivating people not to seek treatment for their illness.

In fact according to law number 498 from 2011, you will be invoiced part the cost of treatment for your children until they are 21 if they start to suffer from a condition which one of the parents or grandparents have suffered from in the past.


The result of this law which based on a Eugenics viewpoint to save money in the social area where Denmark has one of the most costly systems has been that fewer adults seek treatment for their problems. I find it awful for the relatives who have to put up with the family member acting out but also for the individual who might be forced to live a life where the full potential of the skills this individual might have cannot be outlived.


Doctors who are among the best to find the persons who need treatment and sometime medication are investigated by the authorities. Right now there is a case ongoing where a doctor had prescribed medication just as any doctor in the United States would have done, but his diagnoses are questioned and if you look at the number of people on medication in Denmark you might find the number alarming low. It is a very small percentage of the Danish population which is on medication compared with the percentage in the United States. Can Danes in general be healthier mentally or are we talking about a soft Eugenics political strategy to save money?

457 days ago
109.

Michael Ayton    

She should stop smoking, it will really wreck her looks and her health.

457 days ago
110.

Mack_D    

U know its drugs.....

457 days ago
111.

Mack_D    

Stop lying..... U know its for drugs!!

457 days ago
112.

Janie     

I am not quite sure how bipolar disorder requires a 30 day treatment unless substance abuse is involved. I think there's probably more issues going on than just her mental illness. It's tough, it's sad, it's taxing. It can be managed. Sadly, it will never go away as there is no cure. She chose a tough career for this insidious demon.

457 days ago
113.

Boogie Onerism    

Prayers

457 days ago
114.

Art    

You would too if you were subjected to Michael Douglas's old ass and saggy balls on a regular basis. No wonder Dina Eastwood is also going to rehab. The thought and sight of those two men naked would require shock treatments. We're talking anti-psychotics on a drip. Just dreadful. Now I'm going to have to sleep with the bloody light on just thinking about it myself. OH THE HUMANITY!

457 days ago
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mr.howell     

I agree with 'number 10.' comment on here,younger actresses get 'stressed' out 'being married' to old actors!..same with Clint Eastwood's wife!..they need rehab!..like now!,also rehab for bipolar?..sounds strange..lol!

457 days ago
116.

cemetaryroad    

can she take amanda bynes with her?

457 days ago
117.

lilcapgun    

At least this woman knows when its time to get help instead of going bat**** crazy! Good for her!

457 days ago
118.

LDB    

bi-winning

457 days ago
119.

rsnappy    

Funny how she came out with this when her husband was getting all the attention in the tabloids with his cancer - now it's her "thing" - a 30 day program for bi-polar disorder? Really?

457 days ago
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janet    

Good for her. Hey whatever it takes. I had a roommate with bi-polar and it's rough.

457 days ago
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