Catherine Zeta-Jones Being Treated for Bipolar Disorder

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David Lee

After dealing with her husband's illness and her own business troubles, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has sought treatment for Bipolar II Disorder.

The 41 year-old actress checked herself into Silver Hill Hospital near New Canaan, Connecticut a few days ago, and a representative issued the following statement: 

"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," the rep says. "She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week this week on her two upcoming films."  

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The past year, of course, saw husband Michael Douglas endure a long (but seemingly successful) battle with cancer, as well as a souring of Zeta-Jones' relationship with film festival organizers in her hometown of Swansea, South Wales.

Bipolar II Disorder is characterized by mood swings and a potential for sufferers to sink into episodes of depression. The episodes can be triggered by major stress or life changes.

News of Zeta-Jones' treatment comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed against Douglas by ex-wife Diandra.

Selected Reading: People, TMZ, MSNBC
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