Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is being proactive about maintaining good health.
The 43-year-old, who has been open about seeking treatment for bipolar II disorder, has checked into a "healthcare facility," her rep told CNN.
"Previously, Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner," her rep added.
In 2011, Zeta-Jones, who is married to Michael Douglas, sought treatment for the disorder with a brief stay at a mental health facility.
Bipolar II, which the Mayo Clinic notes is less severe than bipolar I, is defined as "a pattern of depressive episodes shifting back and forth with hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic or mixed episodes," according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
CNN Health: What is Bipolar II
In the past, Zeta-Jones has said that she hopes her desire to seek help will encourage others who might be suffering.
"This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them," she told People magazine in 2011. "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."
ya get me michael?
Zeta may have too remain there for a very very long time.....Michael has his own problems its best...
good for her
if you bombard me with paragraphs tomorrow morning i will crush them with 700 lined prayer...
he was not able too handle this anymore
at least she's in the facility and michael can rest now
good luck catherine
She loves a good ol fashioned dirty sanchez
glad Michael took a stand
good luck dear
Michael is doing the best he can but unfortunately he needs too grow further even at his age.
agreed the couple is a mess.
she is way too much trouble for him and needs too move on
The last thing he needs is a bipolar woman who is not getting her act together
the other party goes further and further and further away until divorce.
throwing things at this sickman. sheeh...
we really do not need to pay attention to this person its michael's problem
catherine is finally getting the help in this facility and its very important that she try to overcome bipolar..these woman can be violent also ... she must come too terms with this illness and do her best too fix it for the kids....
I think it'S good to go see a doctor and receive some kind of treatment after diagnosis. What really annoys me is the amount of 'self diagnosed' people who tell everyone the<y are Bi polar when they have never spoken to a doctor about it. Just because you can be moody after a night drinking or feel grumpy sometimes does not mean you have a mental illness – it means you're human.
FACT: TO BE POOR, TRUE LOVE, GOOD HEALTH, MONEY SOME RUN AFTER...YOU GAVE UP MUCH
i lost 25 pounds and rolling...i have a fashion gig with chico's next month and need too be close too top form.
Zeta has too work on the bi polar issue.
Or she could be preparing for a role? She is an actress remember.
I wish my ex gf would have admitted she is bi-polar ... Everyone else knows she is, including her friends and family. We have a Son together, and I wanted to stay with her but she is just too unbearable. I applaud Zeta-Jones for accepting her condition and focusing on healing, rather than diverting the blame to someone else.
dude, all women are. I blame soda and bioengieered wheat gluten. Either that or toxic shock
about being crazy, gives me hope.
not true...just let me know when u want me to take off the dior #17-thanks
who cannot do what you do...shut up already
There she goes....it was only a matter of time. She has become totally unbearable lately, that it makes you want to be friends with Anne Hathaway. Stopped liking CZJ for a long time now, she's a fake..
I need help...wait no i dont....oh yes i do.....rats, no I dont...help me...wait, nevermind...Michael dah'ling please strike me in the head
As one who suffers from this same disorder, I am glad she is courageous enough to allow this very private part of her life be made public. More attention to this horrible problem may help find better medication, more ways to help those who have it learn how to control the behaviors,and help family members of those who suffer from this learn how they can best cope. This disorder affects everyone close to you not just yourself. Unfortunately having it can destroy your life with your behavior and destroy others. Good for her for not keeping this quiet!
It's diet related. Same goes with the rising epidemic of ADHD. Ironically the same chemicals contribute to both disorders.
Ugh, another armchair physician with a computer and an internet connection.
Gee, doctor, can you cure cancer with diet too?
ReelWorld: a good diet might help treating the symptoms, but it is naive to blame a mental illness on one's diet. I assume you do not suffer from a mental illness yourself, or have been by the side of someone who does. Therapy and medication are extremely important to the treatment of these people's symptoms.
A good diet and exercise only goes so far with BP2. I'm a male who was diagnosed with this as well (also have rapid cycling) and live a very healthy and active lifestyle. Unfortunately, it hasn't been enough and the disease does get worse over time when not addressed correctly. Certain foods/drugs (food can be a drug!) such as caffeine, alcohol, and sugars definitely can make bipolar symptoms worse and even turn BP2 into BP1 over time (alcohol and recreational drugs will easily do that over time and extended use). The right mood stabilizers and therapy are necessary in addition to a healthy lifestyle.
To all those who posted that oh this is just someone who is moody, too emotional, etc. all all other such garbage, imagine the following:
Being intelligent and productive but steadily becoming more and more distracted due to emotions, anxiety, & racing thoughts to the point of not being able to get daily important tasks started or completed. Imagine going from emotionally stable in your life to extended depressive or hypomanic episodes or even being both at the same time! Don't get me started on how terrible the suicidal thoughts are too with this. It's not fun and it certainly isn't an imagined illness. Definitely genetic as my mother has a host of mental health problems that she refuses to acknowledge.
I really admire her for making this public, and seeking the treatment that she needs. It just let's others know that they are not alone in this disease. As far as the age difference between her and Michael, you love who you love.
No matter what, Catherine is gorgeous and down to earth. Unlike other actresses/actors wannabes. Michael, PLEASE take good care of her.
I have two friends who on separate occasions worked with her on various projects. The unanimous decision is that she is a heinous b***h. The rest of the cast/crew couldn't stand her.
The fact she is motivated to go get treatment is a great sign. Bipolar is so hard to treat, since patients avoid taking their medicine to stay manic. They like that feeling.
Her temper flares up and she throw things .. this is unacceptable in behavior.
unless she is willing to admit them.....Michael will have too keep her there.
until doctors feel she is stable enough.
I wish Catherine and her family the best.
It is common today. Both individuals deserve respect!
We as a culture have lost all compassion.
Life is about Truth, Compassion and forgiving!
No religions, just basics.
Michael you did he right thing.....keep her in there as long as possiible.
Good for Catherine for taking care of herself at this difficult time. Caregivers and spouses of ill people often neglect themselves and it is good to see she is caring for herself as well and being proactive.
There is no such thing as bipolar 'disorder' its just fancy word for depression. And why she depressed, her husband is dying, A person isn't suppose to be happy if their husband is dying or sick. I mean. no drug will eleviate the reality. Micheal looks like he dying. And depression isn't a illness it's a mental state to a depressing reality. it's a reality.
You are obviously ignorant when it comes to mental health. Depression is a generic term that is symptomatic of many mental illnesses.You're stuck on the fact that she's a successful actor married to another successful actor. They suffer the same physical and mental illnesses that the rest of us do.
Wow. You're actually stupid. It's kind of amazing to me that you are literally seconds away from confirming your absolute misunderstanding of mental disease, yet didn't even wiki to ensure that you wouldn't sound like an ayhole by saying something so commonly understood to be ignorant and just wrong. Even more amazingly, you can't read - which begs the question: what are you doing, experiencing printed news?. There's a TV & Video section for people like you on this website.
hopefully the woman is really getting the help she needs because michael is also very very sick
A state of sadness and grief is a normal, and temporary, response experienced by all humans in appropriate situations. Clinical depression is abnormal, debilitating, and sometimes fatal. Even if its just wikipedia, why don't you do ten minutes of research before displaying your absolute ignorance of the subject.
My 20 years of chronic depression went away once I switched to a mostly vegan and gluten free diet. What we eat really matters. Our bodies are meant to eat whole-foods, lots of fresh vegetables and not processed food that's loaded w/chemicals and void of nutrients. Our bodies are starving for nutrients and it effects all aspects of our body, mental health included.
If you have never suffered from clinical depression, then thank your lucky stars as it is nothing less than hell.
She is probably a jolly outgoing person but her reality is her husband is sick and dying. so depressed no drug can cure the depression. depression is natural mental state. I means if she isn't depressed and happy to see her husband dying or sick etc or about to die. then she has no feelings or care about her husband. cold heart. boys don't cry. rather drop blood and drops of tears. no tears as he die!
@psychoscamdrugs. You are incorrect. SADNESS is a natural mental state. Depression is a disease. Numerous brain scans have proven the natural balance of neurotransmitters no longer exist in the brain of a person suffering with clinical depression. Also, clinical depression does not just happen during times of sadness but can also strike when a person is at their happiest. Medication does not make depressive individuals happy, trust me.mmwhat they do is help can the brain chemistry balanced enough to the person can properly deal with their life..happy and sad situations. Please do your research before shooting your mouth off. Depression is a real disease and NOT a natural state of mind.
Take Care Catherine i hope you feel better.
I admire her for being so open about a disorder that is so heavily stigmatized; you can feel it even in the posts on this thread. There are a lot of good medication families containing a lot of good medications which can help. I hope things go smoothly for her and her family as they sort out the best treatment.
I can't believe how many stupid , ignorant, comments are posted, regarding such a serious and davestating illness. Bipolar disorder is not a laughing matter. It is real, it is painful , and it kills. If you or you loved onse are not suffering from this disease, count your blessing, if you are ever around a person who suffers from depression, or has bipolar, show some compassion. If you can't show compassion, say or do nothing. Thank God, they will always make it through, and see a brighter day.
Good luck Catherine Zeta Jones
Man she is so gorgeous !
A multi-millionaire celebrity who has everything anyone could ever want in life is suffering from a mental disorder and can get treatment wherever she chooses and on her terms. A typical hard-working American without insurance who has kids to raise, bills to pay, a mortgage, and a dead-end job does not have the same options. How is it in this country of plenty we screw the little guy over and over on behalf of insurance companies and pharmaceuticals? Why do Republicans hate working uninsured Americans so much? How can they be so-godless? Good luck, Catherine. I hope you find what you seek in terms of care and treatment. At least some folks are able to do that.
It's because they are influenced so heavily by the Koch brothers who advocate for a class of people whose sole purpose is to support the wealthy. Think slaves. And as long as so many people remain silent they will get their way (with their millions of dollars to spread around). We have many many people that are uneducated, drug addicted that contribute very little to society. How long are we going to support them and drive the middle class into the ground. BTW, being godlike or un-godlike has nothing to do with it. It's about power that comes from wealth.
"Proactive" inpatient treatment for bipolar II is ridiculous. There is no evidence that such treatment is beneficial or represnts any standard of medical care, Something more serious is going on or her doctors are providing her a secluded environment for god knows what.
The same way as the Democrats did not vote in Hillary's health plan, not needing one Republican vote. Both parties are totally owned by the billionaires.
Actually, you're not far off. My son is planning to go into the military within the next year and a half. And if he comes home with PTSD, no, I will not give him a gun. Who in their right mind would? Did you even think before you posted that? Pathetic
if you behave it will distract me from the other man of "fire"
see now look at what you have done...i look at other when your fresh.....
you wont say that tomorrow while your head snaps every 2 seconds at chanel red and passing every 2 seconds like there is no water or soda ...puh leaze...your so italiano.
men can care about 2 women...happens all the time.
folks he would not say that...
Mike's lookin' more like the old man every day.
The 80's and coke caught up with him...
THIS IS REALLY SAD! I LOVE YOU CATHERINE!!!!!!!! SOMEBODY PLEASE GET THIS MESSAGE TO HER!
yea but its over..he's michael douglas all the chicks still dig him man....sorry saw an interview with ICET
and i'm sounding just like him today...dig?
Wow now I know how a short creepy old guy managed to talk one of the world's most beautiful women into marrying him.
Everyone knows the arrangement however they do have kids so they must pitch in....sheesh..
Catherine needs a man like myself, if she had an episode I would understand + it wouldn't bother me.
Catherine Z is still very hot <3
your female dear... not male...
all these comments–how many times do we have too say this....they are separated he is pitching in for the kids...
thats it...sheesh...grow up people..
they have been separated for a very long time....Michael is dating others by now...puh leaze..
She must be Canadian
Michael should have never chose her as his wife....he knew what she was about and knew the issues yet he still chose her...can't figure that one out..
You're a bit silly ain't you?
God Bless Catherine!
I was diagnosed with severe depression at 27, I am now 50, had I not sought help I would have died years ago...so I have to take meds the rest of my life, so what, at least I am functional.
Thank you Catherine.
psyhcicartiras push all these anti-depressing or anti-polar drugs are just depression. what ar these drugs> they are just cocaine drugs and screws up your brain. which produces hormones for happiness(endophine) or heroin like or andreliane (cocaine)...etc. these psycho drugs makes you addicted to them and screws you up. that is why drugs is illegal. if too much or overdose or pro-long use it screws up your mental state permanently. like smoking it takes decades of heavy drug use to 'permanetnly ' damage the brain.
they have beens separated for sometime now folks...mike knows what she's alllll about.
Catherine is sreaming her lungs at the man he shoves her out of the way for protection and then tells everyone he pushed her and beat her.....that is the way michael douglas should be treated...i'm sorry she finally needed to be facilitated for this...she's a disgrace too do this too a man who loved her.....
1. saw dad take vcr
2. motored in
3. hacked into all phone calls
4. pros for peace....few more dayz...thanks
and its showing more then it did 8 months ago...thanks
at least she admitted it and did something about it
the patient may need a change...
i am bipolar 1 with rapid cycling. i was diagonsed when i was 25 years old. I am now 42. I had lost my family children home everything. i had almost lost my live to suicide. Yes this is a very serious disorder but can be managed if can find the right treatment. I had gone thru almost every medication treatment that i think was possible one medication taking then another to contradict another it was a mess. I have been stable now for about the last 10 years with just one medication we found finally that works. This disorder is very hard on family and friends and but with the the love and support we all get thru it. I still have ongoing treatment which is counciling and meet with psychiatrist on a regular basis which is a must to keep this under control.
great news! good for you. What medication finally worked for you?
yea like what were the meds called man?
Although I did not lose my family and was older than you, I had the same experience. ICU following one of the suicide attempts. Very rapid cycling and drug resistant disease for me. Finally found the treatment that keeps me stable if not very happy. Thank God we both have been stable for the last ten years. My best to you.
he is not there is he.
shove him and he has too push you out of the way because the woman is screaming her lungs out at the man too the point her face is the color of tomatoe...there is a problem–
If you're going to take the time to post so many nonsensical comments under different names, please start using "to" instead of "too" when it's appropriate so it won't be "too" obvious that you have nothing better "to" do.
people they are separated...who cares at this point....
it's time for you to go and take your meds. Enough posting for one night I believe.
its called vitamin d and calcium and for that we may leave the store and go somewhere else to speak
Control factors are an issue with bi polar and need too be addressed before possible breakdown.
i wish Catherine well in the fight against Bi polar.
Delusional behavior another problem - the person may think something is happening when it is not....
Delusional psychologist is another problem. The person may actually believe he/she is a psychologist, and knows enough about psychology to make online diagnoses of people he/she has never met, and about which he/she knows nothing.
lol, the best diagnosis i've heard in a long time...
is different then bipolar...most people who have schizophenia are paranoid and delusional.
I hope Catherine gets the help she needs, and makes a full recovery. God bless her and her family.
Most of the time they separate or divorce becasue they are too obsessed with the sickness of the relationship and never fix it...they become engrossed in the game of control and never fix the issue-so they have to separate and find others too move on with .....marriage becomes a control game not a true marriage.
When I was eighteen years old, I suffered a severe mental breakdown and was diagnosed with acute schizophrenia. That diagnosis changed in time to manic/depressive, then bi-polar disorder. I am fifty seven years old now. Doctors say that mental disease can be a genetic disorder. I think that is true. Doctors also say that "talk therapy" is helpful. I think that is true. Medicine never worked for me. Forcing myself to maintain social activities worked well for me. Doctors say that I am "high-functioning" because I was able to keep a job for 23 years. I learned, as the years passed, to recognize my mood swings (high or low). When I was "high" I got a lot of work accomplished. When I was low, I considered methods of taking my life and slept a lot. I think about suicide every day. I hope Catherine can find a way to cope with bi-polar disorder. I wish her well.
i cannot have mental illness then offer advise on blogs....
see what i mean dear...
Bi Polar is control and jealousy that's all it is.
Your comment is ignorant and stupid, that's all it is.
that is why she is being faciliated.....she yells screams throws things at michael..he had too push her off him 1 night...NOT GOOD.
its quite serious...
Troubled women are always the best in the sack.
No they are not good in the sack–
mandy, yes you are the best... you crazy trick.
But most do and are not doing anything about it.
sounds like it.
What a bunch of ignorant, asinine comments
Bet its a health care facility that will treat her symptoms of aging, so she can maintain her yourthful good looks. I betcha in about 6 weeks, she'll be toned and tight and younger looking. It doesnt say what type of healthcare facility, now does it?
however it does need too be recognized and assistance may need too be required. In Catherine's case she appears too be at the highest level and needed too be put into a facility. Bi Polar can be put into control if the person a wants it.
sometimes we don't know what we are anymore. That is when we need too realize help is needed. your not crazy if you need help!!!
and are explosive and also have huge control issues worse then men....men head too their cave of depression woman tend to cause alot of problems for themselves and become disturbances too others which leads too more trouble.
bipolar does not mean your nuts it means you have control issues. it does not have to stem back to your past...it could be your current relationships with men or women...
I'm thinking you're having a manic episode, with all the constant posting. Am i right?
that has invaded my business so we can put it away for bothering me
Take your medical license back to K Mart where you got it. Bipolar is a chemical abnormality of the brain. It can be part of a genetic pattern in a family.
dollar tree loves you
eventually other habits begin too form because they feel that is all they can control are the habits...
not so. this is where the assistance is needed.
theses types are basically isolated people...they have people around them but they are still isolated, bored and unhappy. they think they are controlling others but they are not they are basically shut down by life and the only way to handle their sad life is by controlling others.....sad stuff but needs too be handled asap before its too late.
1. huge depression/major
2. explosive 1 minute next minute speaking as if nothing happened.
3. controlling towards others (HUGE PROBLEM)
bi polar is a very very serious sickness and can cause huge problems with other people.....the person a requires way too much attention and in turn does not take care of itself anymore...Catherine has has this problem for years and its time for everyone to intervene in the issue.
it sounds to me like she takes control of the illness. this is the second time she has admitted herself for treatment. she is at the age when her hormones are probably shifting and she might be admitting herself to regulate her meds to adjust to the hormones. give her a break
what a marriage thank god she's getting assistance...she truly needs it...
Michael had too do it...the marriage is close too being gone.
dont worry about him.– he's right on top of Catherine too
that's why she did the right thing and was facilitated.
Let's hope she gets all the help she needs. But looking at the picture of her with Michael Douglas, I worry about him. He looks awful!. Doesn't look well at all.
He is 400 years old. He looks great.
why are there so many rude comments about her seeking medical help. Goodl luck to her.
he had too she is way too out of line and suffer from depression
Michael did the right thing to facilitate her
Now if she would just come out she could have a twofer.
if you need advise you let me know. have a great night
it was time too put her in that facility.
and doctors will help her.
Catherine is a jealous woman which is why she is basically going too a facilty–
Make sure Catherine gets all the help she needs.. thanks
Get Catherine OUTTA HERE
Sad see went to a Mental Health Clinic, now some psychiatrist will tell her to take pharmaceutical drugs which only make things worse.
Psychiatry is no more of a Science than Religion.
Mental Health 'parity' is a Fraud.
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Where is your proof for making such a statement? There's a substantial amount of evidence that goes against what you're saying.
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She's been dysfunctional for years....
she is very jealous and needs assistance. thanks
He's not attracted to her for a very long time now.
and she is not a tool and doing something about it.
get in the facility and do something
YOUR THE FRAUD AND WE'LL GET THAT BI POLAR FIXED.
Catherine is mental and she at least is doing something about it... not like others who do nothing about their bi polar problem
Where is your proof for making such a statement? There's a substantial amount of evidence that goes against what you're saying.
you don't seem to get it william do you....
What did she do to herself? She looks like she tried plastic surgery and went wrong, like Kenny Rogers. She was beautiful, she didn't need to fix anything! Glad she is seeking treatment, but I wish people didn't make it an issue that needs to be publiziced or commented.
You say she looks like she tried plastic surgery and it went wrong? It's called getting older, perhaps you should put the internet down and get out more.
i almost married but did not...it was ok he still wants me back however i feel its over, he received a million dollar offer in australia...it was too far for me and did not want too stop him for fear of him regretting me later on.
i missed out on alot of my personal life because of work duties....that's over...no job is worth risking a relationship anymore or my personal life
Now i still have great offers but no more crazy hours if the job wants me they will have too deal with my rules now. i still have huge work ethic and will still work hard but its going too be my way now.
Cool story, bro.
and growing old, for me i could care less about age, will be back in a relationship soon and lost 24lbs and been diagnosed with no bipolar so that is why i am able to help others.....the point is if u feel u have missed out then
you/whoever have too go find it...you have too get the energy and want it.
Perhaps this is realization time, CZJ has spent most of her adult life trading up from boyfriend to boyfriend to husband, every one more influential then the previous one to her career, perhaps now as she sees the age creeping up on her she's perhaps realizing that for all the things she gained, she lost a helluva lot.
Sometimes getting everything you want is the worst thing you can do...in her case, I truly don't believe she's been happy in a relationship at any point in more then 20-25 years
Seeing as how she's been with douglas since 1998 – and married to only him and had children only with him – that kinda shoots your whole ridiculous post to hell. You need to put down the pipe and stick to what you know – which apparently is very little.
You can function with bi polar...k?
Yes....you can....as long as you stay on your meds. My sister is bipolar and functions beautifully...as long as she takes her meds, but we, as a family, have been through hell and back with her, when she decides, for unknown reasons to stop her medication and all of our lives are in total chaos, because hers is totally out of control. So, unless anyone on this board is bipolar or is close to someone who is....you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, so you can stop of your stupid comments.
i have always known you gotta talk.
Michael will have sometime too breathe
.....M D will have time TO breath....
Get a move on cath and get the bipolar help needed.
What are you doing about it
Right on, Catherine! Everyone has problems, especially those who make stupid comments about you. If only we could all face our challenges so openly.
I commend Catherine for getting the help she needs too overcome bi polar
Crazy, sick, disorder... call it what you will, just dont let them have a gun
Zeta, "Doctor! I was one of the pretties women on earth. Why am I depressed?"
Doctor, "Because you could have had any man but you married a fossil for money?"
Zeta, "Oh yeah."
Doctor, "See you in 6 months."
Catherine is getting the help she needs. her relationship is strong. there are no marital difficulties.
She is getting rid of the issues and that's what has too be done for the sake of her children.
What I've got you've got to give it to your mamma
What I've got you've got to give it to your pappa
What I've got you've got to give it to your daughter
You do a little dance and then you drink a little water
What I've got you've got to get it put it in you
What I've got you've got to get it put it in you
What I've got you've got to get it put it in you
Reeling with the feeling don't stop continue
Realize I don't want to be a miser
Confide with sly you'll be the wiser
Young blood is the lovin' upriser
How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser
Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now
I can't tell if I'm a king pin or a pauper
i commend her for it....
not anyone else.
she needs to learn some self-discipline, & stop being a drama queen,today everybody is looking for a crutch.,grow -up.
Grow up? That's funny coming form you – sound like you're about 13. And crazy and heartless as a loon to boot.
She has too get the issue resolved.
She's one of those rare artist that can act, sing and dance. I wish her well, that she gets tre he treatment and rest so she can share her talents again.
these pills are only too be taken if you need it...there is nothing embarassing or wrong with it. i do feel the natural way is the best way but if its not working for you then you or whoever needs the assistance. there is nothing wrong or bad about having too take something too help you deal with your issues.
we are all not the same...some can survive without assistance some cannot....it does not mean your low or a loser.do what you have too do too move forward.
I do not have them but do adore them.....however as i have told many troubled couples...someone like this needs help and for the sake OF the kids she needs too take care of it..everything parents do in life is for the kids, happy, sad, separations it is always about what is best for the kids–even when they are 50 years old your parents are always going too worry about their kids....
what she needs is a partner who isnt her fathers age+. Her touch with where she should be in her life is being stymied by grandpa Douglas there. No Offense Michael but what are you doing this this lovely lady
i have seen relationships work with age differences...that is not the issue. the bipolar and the right help is the issue.
I would tend to agree that their extreme age difference is a big issue. If she married him for his fame & money, she has to deal everyday with the stress of whether she should have, what if she was in a better relationship with someone her age who is still hot & can do more things physically, & who she would have more in common. She has had her elderly husband battling a deadly cancer – talk about a wake up that you are not in an equal relationship & you are likely to be a nurse, widowed young, with children missing the old man. This is just reality. I've certainly seen it many times, as have most people. Very stressful indeed & stress triggers mania & depression.
Sometimes you have to use your brain and willpower and toughen up. Everyone takes pills for depression like zanex or whatever. Nothing but a bunch of whimps that disguise their problems with pills that just end up making them worse.
It's a disease, not subject to willpower. It's like telling someone with epilepsy to toughen up and stop writhing around on the floor when they're having a epileptic fit. I think you need better education.
Catherine will have to deal with that aspect of her rants and jealousy on her own.
if she does not follow through on her problem he's going to walk - its life folks deal with it.
First of all, I think it is pretty sad that this woman's privacy has been invaded in this way. Bi-polar disorder is a rough life sentence. I commend her on seeking treatment and the rest of us should just mind our own business. Remember, her husband was/still may be sick with cancer and she's got two young kids to think of. The media's coverage of this is especially insensitive given the nature of her illness. I wish her well.
They wanted each other...simple
a bi polar has a temper already heavy use of vodka only increases the problem...
You said, "a bipolar has a temper".
Sufferers of bipolar disease may or may not have tempers. Behavior depends on the severity of the disease (in general, Bipolar I is more severe than Bipolar II) and other factors that affect temper in people who don't suffer from Bipolar disease.
Or course, heavy use of Vodka will make any disease worse, including mental illness. And your point in the context of Catherine Zeta-Jones is?
I'm sure you know that there are other things besides heavy use of Vodka that can change the severity of a mental illness for the worse. Why pick Vodka out of all those other causes, and report it here?
Selective data mining is one consequence of using JUNK SCIENCE to reach conclusions.
You know, you could make a fortune as a climatologist. The profession is always on the lookout for good junk scientists.
Alcohol use makes both Bipolar II and Bipolar 1 far more severe on account of how it affects the brain chemistry. Worst possible advice ever. Even moderate drinking is a very, very bad idea fior bipolar NOS.
you can ask your bartendar too only put teardrop of vodka in your drink.....its up too you dear not me
Still never understood that old guy was able to marry such a beautiful woman. Kudos to him (pretzels with cheese in the middle)
Yea, vodka would work for that sissy
and they suffer very badly from these issues...that is why they need to get too a facility so they can stop the constant attention crying and figure out why they are so unhappy.
Michael has cancer he has too worry about himself not this one ranting and screaming for attention 24 hours a day.
I wish both of them the best
Another one of those curious, backhanded salutations. "Your wife is a crazy nut, but good luck to both of you."
Where do parents hatch "people" like you and can we get that hatchery shut down?
This is the sign of a rare, remarkable woman. 99% of those that suffer from this are in complete denial and refuse treatment. Recent studies show those who opt out of being treated for this order, over time, suffer premature degeneration of vital organs resulting in reduced lifespan. She will enjoy both a better life and improved health.
Michael hss cancer he has too worry about himself not this one ranting and screaming for attention 24 hours a day.
It wasn't enough that you felt compelled to post this obnoxious post once?
the man is ill and so is she...he has too worry about the cancer spreading...she has the power too help herself mentally
he does not he has to rely on God she can make it but she's been bi polar for years we'll see if she follows through
the only 1 who is alone is the bi polar victim
they are already temper ridden....the vodka could cause more problems..thank you
These are signs of bi polar.
Someone just needs to tell her to straighten up and stop being crazy. Maybe she needs more vodka in her diet.
43??? Hahahahahaha, I bet all her 50 year-old former classmates get a kick out of that.
michael has cancer and does not have the time for catherine's issues–michael has too live.
and his fans love him for it. addictions are a problem.
0 <– the number of s**ts I give.
I feel sad that she got this sickness. But sometimes I wonder !!! Because think about it few years ago she had a Healthy husband and know he got Cancer...and how many people we been tru that my sister got cancer I know how sad that could
Be trust me, for me its a Nervous Breakdown that Doctor want to treat $$$$$$
She will never flush or die.
I commend Ms. Zeta- Jones for being proactive to seek treatment early on in her crisis. Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million Americans and can be very life altering for some of our most gifted and talented citizens.
Having the insight to the disorder’s progression and recognizing the need to get professional intervention is a good prognostic indicator.
I wish her well in her treatment plan.
I agree; she's tackling problem head-on, which is the best thing to do. I wish them well.
Michael is worth it...if she does not get it together he said even with his cancer he's going too move...
He's sick himself...he has too deal with her jealous drama...puh leaze
and it shows..this facility will help.
but she needs mental help and the bi polar addictions are taking over.
Shes needs decent medicine. Then she will get over her whiney problem:/ and a divorce, god the guy is like a thousand years older than her. No wonder shes being a big cry baby.
Everything that catherine is done has proven she needs the help and we will get it for her.
Best thing for the marriage...send her out for the bi polar issues
That is why its going
What a baby, OH OMG!!! EVERYONE FREAK OUT!!!:/ i know a guy with epilepsy, now thats something to be worried about. God, shes such a cry baby:.(
The marriage is in huge trouble..
i'm happy michael took care of this....she's is very very sick.
Perhaps we should all just let Catherine Zeta-Jones enter the facility without second-guessing her. To those who laugh, you clearly have unresolved issues yourselves.
Gosh....you are so Right. Can't people just be understanding and wish her well? She didn't have to make those comments to help others. She is a real person and is doing what she needs to do. Imagine being famous and having to deal with her condition?
1. does not fix herself up
2. vicious, angry all the time
3. severe depression
4. jealousy (HUGE)
Not me. I'm a colored lady.
there are a higher percentage of whites then black who suffer from bi polar and or addictions...that is why Michael is doing the right thing in send his wife out for awhile...extra stress causes further cancer.
does that mean I'm bi-polar, or caffeine addicted?
Your doing this for you and the kids of course...but this project is for YOU...
Michael has the money to get her the help too send her away–
my wife has also been in a facility for over 6 years now and she still cannot snap out of. Can someone help me also.
and she has been in a facility for 6 months now...its not helped what do i do....
if he does not help her...the marriage will end.
My wife was diagnosed a few years ago with Bipolar II after many years of being diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Ironically, a new treatment approved for depression, Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), has reduced her Bipolar II symptoms markedly. The treatment is expensive (and is not insurance approved for Bipolar II), but in my opinion, the decision to bear this expense has been a wise and fruitful one for us. It is not a "miracle cure" (patients still need to learn how to manage the triggers for their illness, and occasional "touch up" sessions may be needed) but the treatment has made her (and our) life much better. As with any medical treatment, YMMV.
it's always cheaper to get rid of her and upgrade
Good for you and your wife. Keep hanging in there.
realizing your wife is ill and sending her too a facility was the best thing...i commend you for that.
one never wins in the jealousy world..this is catherine's problem...how can someone compete against her own husband is beyond. me
with michael's help....catherine will get the help she needs
its long over due...she is still young enough to seek help
is a huge problem in relationships that's why most go sour
it was time....the marriage is in deep sh-t
you see everyone knows catherine has had issues for years....michael was aware of this yet gave her 2 million chances===now she needs too check in or the marriage will end.
that's how it was figure out Zeta was ill.
and needs to focus on getting better.
Every woman in Zeta-Jones position will go mad. How can a young woman be married to an ugly old man almost 30 years her senior? During a woman's menstruation time, she may feel okay to be in company with an old man who loves her, but after her period, during her ovulation time, she would desire for a mate and not having a suitable man will put every woman in depression. I do not know if Zeta-Jones have one close friend in US; if she had parents in US, she would have long divorced her husband. Zeta-Jones does not know how to get out of her trap; she does not seem to have one good friend to help her out. I hope people who love her will help her get a divorce and start her life. She is too young to just wait for dying. I will pray for her.
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This comment is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read –good for a laugh!
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No assault rifles for you !! I bet Mike has a closet full of guns. They seem to be in every movie he made. Thanks for your support. Go NRA.
Tom Cruise has things to say about this!
Please respect her privacy!
We encourage everyone to their privacy by having an article on CNN with personal statements about your hidden private problems. Way ta go.
Bipolar II has the highest suicide rate of any mental illness diagnosis. It is an awful affliction. I hope she gets better soon.
I just hope she stops mutilating her gorgeous face. I don't know why some women do this to themselves. They go to some plastic surgeon over and over again and end up looking like an entirely different human being - and NOT a better looking one.
Yea marijuana is safe smoke it up,get lung cancer and support drug dealers from Mexico as they kill each other over the money from it and those mom and pop weed stores they're going to get taken over by drug cartels evidentually and there will be a war over who gets what corner store to sell it,yea marijuana is a great idea !!
MJ is not good at all for folks with bipolar 2. It can cause the condition to worsen into bipolar 1 and also cause a higher risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.
As someone who had two family members (both now deceased, one took their own life) who had the disorder, I hope others will also seek treatment. It is the best way to manage it.
Weed would fix her problem.
END THE WAR ON DRUGS. It's just a welfare program for government contractors.
Your life is devoted to a plant. Wake up in the morning and think about how to use your time and energy for... a plant. Awesome.
No, it would make the disorder and periods of hypomanic episodes far worse over time and leading into full blown mania. Bad idea for folks with bipolar 2.
I will say one thing, that is the best looking loon I have ever seen!!
You said about ten things, right after "I will say one thing."
43 years old. THat pic is awesome. She still looks hot. For anyone criticizing her looks or anything I suggest you come back to reality. She is a classy woman who just happens to also be extremely attractive.
it it weird that there are apparently multiple bipolar disorders? even bipolar disorder is bipolar?
Catherine Zeta-Jones is married to Liberace? I thought he was gay and dating Good Will Hunting?
Good one Teddy! I can't wait to see that, I laugh just watching the ads.
A beautiful woman losing her looks to age is one of the most unstable substances in the universe.
It's been proven by physicists.
They look more like father-daughter that husband-wife. Maybe that's why she gets depressed.
We sat in front of them at the Apollo for the Springsteen show. She looked absolutely stunning. Bruce sang part of Waiting on a Sunny day to her standing on the seat in the row behind us.
I hope she recovers and finds the right place. She does need to step away from the BOTOX...such a beautiful woman...
Beautiful, famous and rich.
At least she can afford the best treatment available.
Well that's exactly the point isn't it? It has nothing to do with the external world. The sadness is coming from her brain, discoloring all the lovely things. I may not be her, but I have a lovely husband and child, we aren't struggling financially, I have everything a person could want, but there are periods (the down cycle) where none of this matters. It means nothing, I can't feel happiness. It's like a foreign language that I cannot understand and there is no way to translate.
She is so beautiful. Im not a doctor but I would prescribe a full and relaxing massage.....by me
Marrying someone old enough to be your father will certainly degrade your health. I wouldn't be surprised that she much regrets marrying someone 25 years older.
I wouldn't be surprised if you weren't a psychologist, and if you didn't know what you were talking about. Shame on her for marrying an older man! No wonder she has problems!!
its much worse then just a mood swing-your not a psychologist either–
Michael looks as though he has made a complete recovery from his throat cancer! One of the best actors in the business. I hope that he has plenty of time to pull off a few more good roles in the future!!!
Thank you for speaking out, Catherine.
I've always thought that Catherine Zeta-Jones was one of the most beautiful women i've ever seen. When I saw her marry Michael Douglas, I immediately thought "daddy issues". I couldn' imagine that being married to Douglas has been healthy.
Lucky old guy... just my first thought seeing the picture...
It's called MOOD swing.
Not when it has a predictable pattern and goes on for more than 6 months. I suffer from Bipolar II and it's draining and disheartening. You get just enough "happy" time to be aware that another "sad" time is coming very soon. It's like having a scabbed over cut reopened again and again.
It is not a mood swing. Having been married to someone that was bi-polar there are medical & psychological issues that go with it. Being left untreated can become dangerous for the individual and the people around them. Getting this type of issue into the public spotlight is a good thing. This country lags so far behind in mental healthcare it isn't even funny.
You're an idiot.
You said, "Bipolar? It's called MOOD swing."
No it isn't. Psychologist? You aren't.
its depression, attention and the need for control...
Good for you Catherine! You are a great example on the responsiblity of managing a health issue rather than letting it control your life and others.
In reading some of the comments of others, it appears that they need to educate themselves prior to speaking. They might be diagnosed with stupity.
Please, people, don't chime in about something you know nothing about. A bipolar disorder is not a thought disorder/schizophrenia. She is not "crazy' or in "a padded cell", but most probably needs to have her medication adjusted.
This from a retired clinical social worker.
Actually, Bipolar I is most definitely along the spectrum of schizophrenia as it is a true psychotic disorder. The difference b/w Bipolar I and Schizophrenia is that people with BP 1 come back to reality after a manic/psychotic episode, whereas schizophrenics do not. We use the same medications to prevent mania (risperidone, haldol, zyprexa) In Bipolar 1's as we do to treat schizophrenics. It is 100% a thought disorder, but more so a psychotic disorder. True Bipolar disorder is not someone who is just moody. That is more like cyclothymia, which is also considered along the BP spectrum, but not true BP. Bipolar 2 is a disease in which someone who has major depression, but once in a while will have substantial amounts of energy (hypomania), but they never cross the line into psychosis, or true mania.
Source: I am a Physician Assistant who has worked in Maricopa County Court-Ordered Adult Inpatient Unit.
You're not a doctor. A social worker even a retired one should stay out of the business of practicing medicine.
Since I drive by a hospital every day, I am qualified to give her some new "Medicine", lol.
Bipolar disorder is no laughing matter. My sister is bipolar. It's all about staying on your meds. The scary thing is when a person, who is bipolar, is in the manic phase... they feel great and think... why the heck do I need to take meds? I feel great! And therein lies the rub. Bipolar disorder is a chemical in-balance of the brain. The meds help them maintain the balance. If the stop taking their meds or skip a dose here and there, they eventually lose balance and have an episode that requires hospitalization. It's an illness that impacts the entire family. I applaud Zeta-Jones for taking responsibility. I see stars like Lindsey Lohan and Amanda Bynes exhibit some of the same weird behaviors my sister exhibited just before she was diagnosed. I wouldn't be at all surprised if those two are also bipolar.
My best wishesw to all who suffer this condition. I do not have it myself, but I have a few friends (some treated others not) with types I and II. It is a horrible existence. I hope she gets the help she needs and that many more will get help as well with less stigma and easier access.
I wonder if she has to wear a straightjacket sometimes or maybe be in a padded room? I hope not. She is too pretty for that – and too rich. She should just be happy she isn't at work right now like everyone else and straighten up. Maybe go shopping or to the beach and be happy. Not the looooney bin.
Maybe she runs around n-aked alots. That is the good kind of crazy.
It's things like this that prevent people from seeking treatment. The brain is an organ and it is just as capable of being ill as any other organ.
So if she was fat and ugly it would had been better? It doesnt matter what you look like or if you are from the moon when it comes to getting medical help form bipolar or other medical issues. But the high cost of that is out of the reach for most USA folks.
I have an organ that is ill - in fact, it is downright sick. Just yesterday it "threw up" five different times, all over the place. Even the ceiling.
Plus "staying at a mental health facility" usually means locked up in a nut house. That means really crazy. Dang. She is to pretty to be crazy.
I think bipolar means schizophrenic but in a nicer way. That means really really crazy. Like last season on American Horror Story. Bad crazy. Yuck.
American Horror Story is a great show. I really liked Katherine Zeta-Jones in that, when she played the tap-dancing moose. Trippy!
They said it might've about a coven of witches next season. I bet it is gonna be toooooo good. : ). I sure like it and Boardwalk Empire and The Vikings : )
I'm not going to watch AMH season 3 if they cast Michael Douglas as some crazy woman again. I was ok with him playing the psycho nun in flip flops last season (I still get the creeps when I hear someone walking through the mall in flip-flops), but after seeing him play that nutty woman piano player in that new HBO film I'm just getting tired of him.
Thank you for weighing in even though you have no idea what you're talking about.
No it doesn't. The two conditions are unrelated. Also, one is not "nicer" than another. They are mental illnesses and are not "nicer" or "really really crazy". In fact both Bipolar II and Schizophrenia have numerous degrees of severity.
Learn to count higher than two. You may even be able to invent different modifiers than "nicer" and "really really crazy". Who knows, those modifiers might even accurately describe the severity of either disease – though it will be a completely random accuracy, since you don't know anything about psychology.
the other is delusional behavior seeing and believing things are happening when they are not
this is going also....justin's marriage is great, lachey's girl is amazing...yea
She has such a weird last name - Jones.
Sarah Palin needs to seek treatment for her disorder... stupidity.
There might be a cure for jealousy also. You should seek treatment.
you stupid POS. Nobody cares what you have to say. No.Body.Cares. KAPEESH, loser?
Who is your immature rant aimed at?
$5 says my mouth smells like you. Another $5 gets me a bottle of Scope and a toothbrush.
Yes, let's think about that family for a moment.
It's very likely that you or a member of your family will have a mental illness, short or long term, during their lifetime.
If you have a family member in the service who has been deployed to the Middle East, the chances that they will come home with PTSD are frighteningly high.
Are you going to show your own blood this same contempt?
It would be interesting to know if she can still buy a gun or if her name is flagged in the database. After all, it's here in the press that she has bipolar disorder. How much more proof does any gun dealer need to deny her a gun?
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