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Zeta-Jones in treatment for bipolar disorder

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LOS ANGELES -- A spokeswoman for Catherine Zeta-Jones says the actress has "proactively" checked into a mental-health facility for treatment of her bipolar condition.

Publicist Sarah Fuller said in an email to The Associated Press late Monday that Zeta-Jones "is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner."

Two years ago, the 43-year-old Oscar winner checked into a similar facility for a brief stay for treatment of her condition, known as Bipolar II. The disorder is characterized by mood swings and depressive episodes, and is commonly treated with medication and psychotherapy.

Zeta-Jones has been one of the busiest talents in show business of late, appearing in films such as Rock of Ages, Playing for Keeps, Broken City and Side Effects.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 1, 2013 C2

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