Catherine Zeta-Jones Seeks More Treatment for Bipolar II Disorder
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is continuing to treat bipolar II disorder.
Her rep told “Extra,” “Catherine has proactively checked into a health care facility. Previously Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner."
A source told People.com that Zeta-Jones, 43, returned to treatment so doctors can monitor her medication. "There was no big problem. This was just a good time to do it. She is in between projects. This has always been part of the plan. She would manage her health. She is vigilant about it."
A friend told the mag that husband Michael Douglas "couldn't be more supportive," adding, "They're really, really devoted to each other."
In 2011, the actress revealed she had the disorder, which is characterized by a cycle of high and low moods, often with episodes of depression.
"This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them," Zeta-Jones said at the time. "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."
Zeta-Jones stars in the upcoming movie “Red 2,” out July 19, co-starring Bruce Willis and Anthony Hopkins.