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Zeta-Jones checks into mental-health facility

FILE - APRIL 29: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has entered treatment center for bipolar disorder is scheduled complete 30-day program. Zeta-Jones

FILE - APRIL 29: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has entered a treatment center for bipolar disorder and is scheduled to complete a 30-day program. Zeta-Jones previously received treatment for bipolar disorder in 2011. HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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

Zeta-Jones, 43, “is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner,” publicist Sarah Fuller said in an email to the Associated Press late Monday.

Two years ago, the 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 actress’s most recent treatment was first reported by TMZ.



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