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Catherine Zeta Jones undergoes treatment for Bipolar disorder

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Catherine Zeta Jones has checked out of a clinic after spending a month receiving intense residential treatment for Bipolar II disorder. Her husband Michael Douglas hailed her efforts and her recovery from Cannes where he announced her homecoming. The 68 year old actor said:

"She comes home tomorrow, she’s doing a really good job of getting balanced. I’m proud of her."

Zeta Jones has been very open and up front about her condition, and has made no secret of having to go away to private clinics, unlike many other Hollywood stars who very much make their entrances via the back door with a coat over their heads. A spokesman said last month "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."

She first sought help for her disorder in 2011 after Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer.

Catherine said at the time "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 is completely controllable. This is a disorder that affects millions of people, and I am one of them. 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."

"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."

Meanwhile, Douglas has been off in Cannes promoting his latest film – Beyond the Candelabra – a gloriously camp look at the life of Liberace.

"She loves it," says Douglas. "It cracks her up. She thinks it’s a great movie."

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