4/13/11

Bipolar Disorder makes Catherine Zeta-Jones to checks into a mental health facility

The celebrity face of bipolar disorder was average, well, a little crazy (think Britney Spears or, if we assume, Charlie Sheen). Thus, if a publicist for Catherine Zeta-Jones, who announced strong support from her husband, Michael Douglas, through his battle against cancer last year that the actress had claimed for the treatment of bipolar II, was a surprise to many.
The actress, diagnosed by Douglas side since he was with throat cancer last fall, is a treatment for bipolar disorder II, his press secretary confirmed to CNN. 
"According to the agreement made with the stress of last year, Catherine the decision in a psychiatric clinic looking for a short stay on their bipolar II disorder to treat," publicist Cece Yorke said in a statement.

A friend of the actress tells PEOPLE magazine that Zeta-Jones for 5 days longer in the system. "Catherine has had to deal with Michael and the disease is difficult," said the friend. "She went in a few days because they work by friends and wanted to make sure it fit, he is."

In announcing his illness, dandruff Zeta-Jones light on the fact that too many people can manage a successful career and a family, with their disease. It also reminds us that bipolar disorder affects 2% to 3% of the U.S. population is on a spectrum, and some forms of the disease are heavier than others.

In bipolar I, the most severe form, patients typically oscillates between episodes of depression and mania (manic-depressive symptoms, and if some of both occur simultaneously), as well as 'normal mood. During manic episodes, which can be anywhere from one week to several months, patients experience an abnormally elevated mood, agitation, irritability, and grandiosity. They have racing thoughts, often need very little sleep and act impulsively, for sex or with reckless overspending, for example.

During depressive episodes, which is usually longer than the manic episodes - at least two weeks, but sometimes over a year - patients feel sad, hopeless and worthless. They have difficulty concentrating or making decisions. They suffer from disorders of sleep and food, and lose their interest in participating in daily activities.

Some patients also suffer from bipolar psychosis, including hallucinations and delusions. But with proper treatment, patients can enjoy long periods of stable behavior.

Bipolar II is less severe than bipolar I. The main difference is that bipolar II patients have no full manic episodes. Instead, they cycle between hypomania and milder major depressive episodes. Women are slightly more likely than men with bipolar disorder II.

"One of the things that people see often, because mania and hypomania are splashy, is that most depressed patients with bipolar disorder spend their lives," said Dr. Martin Evers, a psychiatrist and director Deputy Health Behaviour in Northern Westchester Hospital. "The tragedy of the disease is depression. Number of days of your life lost."

diagnosed with clinical depression - bipolar For this reason, many adults - especially those bipolar II. "People tend to seek treatment for depression but not mania, because it feels good," said Evers.

Other forms of bipolar disorder include bipolar disorder not otherwise specified - a diagnosis that patients whose disease does not describe into other categories - and cyclothymic disorder, that patients tend to be extremely bleak view, but mood swings are not as severe or long enough to qualify as bipolar.

Untreated bipolar disorder tends to get worse over time, with consequences more severe and more frequent. "Rapid Cycler" - about 20% to 25% of patients - four or more episodes of major depression, mania, hypomania or joint symptoms within a year. Some people experience more than one episode in a week or even within a single day. Rapid cycling seems more common among people with serious illnesses and those whose disease developed earlier in their mid to late teens. Typical onset of the disease is in the 20s.

It remains unclear when Zeta-Jones have received their diagnosis, but it is important to note that many patients feel they have been depressed for decades to make, without realizing that they suffer from bipolar disorder.

With proper treatment, however, most people with bipolar disorder largely control their mood swings and symptoms, their severity and reduce relapses. Because it is a chronic, relapsing, people need long-term treatment, including medication and psychotherapy according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Only three months after Michael Douglas says "Today" Matt Lauer: "I (cancer) strike," his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a psychiatric clinic.

Bipolar disorder II, which according to the Mayo Clinic, less severe than bipolar I disorder caused irritability and mood swings occur as often as several times a day or as little as a few times a year.

"After dealing with the stress of last year, Catherine made the decision in a psychiatric hospital for a short stay to check and treat their bipolar disorder II. Feel is great and I can not wait to start working this week on their next two films. "

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