Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones checked into a treatment center on Monday to treat her bipolar II disorder in a 30-day program. The actress went public with her illness in April 2011 after her husband, Michael Douglas, spilled the beans to Oprah Winfrey. Oh, thank God my husband isn’t a regular guest on that show.
She said in her appearance on “Good Morning America” two years ago that she didn’t want to become the poster child for bipolar disorder–that she, in fact, never wanted to go public with it. However, she has become just that: the beautiful, public face behind the disorder. And I, for one, am relieved that world can make a connection between one of the most talented and glamorous movie stars to a misunderstood illness.
With bipolar disorder in the spotlight again, I thought I’d mention a few important nuggets of informaton that I wish were common knowledge about the condition.