It’s undeniably a good thing that Catherine Zeta-Jones is calling attention to bi-polar disorder by admitting that she has checked into treatment centers more than once. She’s being released today after three weeks of health care. But she’s not being entirely open. Catherine says she checks into rehab for help in regulating her medication, but the problem is bigger than that. Bi-polar people frequently abuse alcohol and drugs to make themselves feel better or calmer. Her hospitalization in 2011 was at a detox center and Catherine is known to be a drinker and chain smoker. All things point to the fact that Catherine’s disorder causes her to abuse substances and THAT’S the real reason she checks into treatment centers. This is the part of the disorder that some people don’t like to talk about, but it’s very common and should be addressed.


Posted by Janet on May 21, 2013

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  1. By missyco
    On May 21, 2013 at

    She is trying to get help for the BP and it takes alot of courage to go public. I’m sure this post isn’t trying to find fault or blame?

  2. By Pippa Martin-St. Onge
    On May 21, 2013 at

    Kudos to her for minding her health. Stigmas about mental illness need to be erased.

  3. By Paul
    On May 21, 2013 at

    The point is that she is doing something about her condition. That is all the public needs to know. She has a condition and she is seeking responsible treatment.

    Any speculation about the details of what is actually happening is none of our business.

  4. By right
    On May 21, 2013 at

    bp women are amazing in bed. Sex freaks. They can’t get enough. Surprised she hasn’t F’d him to death yet

  5. By get it right
    On May 21, 2013 at

    yes it should be addressed
    about her….

  6. By JanJan
    On May 21, 2013 at

    Paul you are so right, it’s horrible for Janet to speculate like this about a very personal illness.

    What Janet says is true about some BP people BUT not all. This post is unfair not just to CZJ but for all those suffering with BP disorder.

  7. By dandilion
    On May 21, 2013 at

    The jerk husband and his criminal son whom Michael thinks is unjustly kept in jail.. is her embarrassing problem..

  8. By abe
    On May 21, 2013 at

    ………..a face lift is normal at this age.

  9. By xyz
    On May 22, 2013 at


  10. By Kitty
    On May 22, 2013 at

    If it’s true that she’s chain smoking and drinking and who knows what else, it will start to really affect her looks in a big way. As far as what Right said, Michael Douglas is a self confessed sex addict anyway.

  11. By Barry W
    On May 22, 2013 at

    Kitty dear, I hardly doubt ol’ Michael can even get wood anymore so I think your theory is a little out to lunch

  12. By Shelby
    On May 22, 2013 at

    Her medication could and should be monitored closely by her doctor, and that can easily be done from his office; she doesn’t need rehab for that. It could be that she isn’t quite brave enough to come clean with how bad her condition really is, and I can understand that. I have suffered from depression for many years now, and I know how unbelievably bad things can get in my head if I get busy and forget to take my medication, or am on the wrong strength. It’s not really something that comes up in casual conversation, but I do applaud Catherine for coming forward and admitting that she’s bipolar, because it will likely encourage others to get help, which is crucial for living a normal life.

  13. By chattycathy
    On May 22, 2013 at

    Shelby, I am sorry you suffer from depression off and on. I hope you are doing better now.

  14. By Kitty
    On May 22, 2013 at

    Barry dear, I’m simply quoting what Michael himself has said!

  15. By chattycathy
    On May 22, 2013 at

    He is 26 years older than Cat.
    He is a sex addict and even tho he went to rehab for it, I would still never trust him.
    His throat cancer, even tho supposedly cured, has left him looking really really old.
    She is a heavy smoker and drinker, and has incurable bi-polar, and God help anyone that is around her when she doesnt take her meds.
    I predict (a prediction ONLY) that they will stay together, but in name only. In fact I think it has been this way for some time.
    Oh, the lifestyles of the mega-rich and mega-famous: NO THANKS !!!

  16. By Shelby
    On May 23, 2013 at

    @chattycathy, thank you so much for your kind words! I am doing just fine, because I am on the right medication and the right strength. That makes all the difference in the world.

  17. By crissyred
    On May 24, 2013 at

    I would totally use drugs and alcohol to deal with my depressing moments, but it’s just too expensive!!

  18. By Noblecascade
    On May 27, 2013 at

    well, at least she is trying to get some help, no matter what kind.

  19. By backupabit
    On August 21, 2013 at

    I heard she overdosed in a hotel room and her assistant
    saved her life buuuuuut they assistant also recorded
    the whole thing on his cell. Now the recording is in the
    hands of michael who is using it to get full custody of the


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