Catherine Zeta-Jones Released from Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:26 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, who checked herself into a treatment facility in late April for her Bipolar II disorder, has apparently been released.

In an interview with People magazine on Monday, Zeta-Jones's husband, Academy Award winning actor Michael Douglas, said, "She comes home tomorrow!"

"She's doing a really good job of getting balanced. I'm proud of her," the 68-year-old Douglas added.

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Since 2011, the 43-year-old Welsh actress has made at least one other trip to the treatment facility.

Zeta-Jones is reportedly suffering from a milder form of the illness, characterized by sharp mood swings and erratic behavior.

"It’s not easy," Zeta-Jones told InStyle magazine in its December 2012 issue. "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."
"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," the Academy and Tony Award winning actress added.

Zeta-Jones is known for her roles in such films as "Chicago," "Entrapment," "Ocean's Twelve," and "The Terminal." She was last seen on screen in February in the crime thriller "Side Effects," which received warm critical acclaim.

Zeta-Jones' originally sought similar treatment for her Bipolar II disorder in 2011 while reportedly dealing with stress caused by her husband's advanced throat cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

It is unclear why Zeta-Jones decided to seek treatment at this time.

Douglas, who is now in remission, is currently starring in the new HBO film, "Behind the Candelabra," about the life and times of the flamboyant late musician Liberace.

While discussing his film at Cannes Film Festival on Monday, Douglas told Extra TV, "She’s got herself worked out with her meds and she's raring to go!"

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Douglas couldn't say how he expects critics to react to his latest film, saying only that his wife is already a fan.

"She loves it," Douglas told People magazine. "It cracks her up. She thinks it's a great movie."

The couple married in 2000 and have two children together.

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