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-- Catherine Zeta-Jones stood by her husband Michael Douglas after -- was died -- was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer now the actress has announced that she's dealing with bipolar disorder to.
Checking herself into a treatment facility Doctor -- tableau from our medically team joins us now to -- -- more light on this condition dot travel nice to see you this morning.
-- same here.
So -- You say we shouldn't be so pro highs Betty successful beautiful woman would check herself a new facility suffering from there's this disorder why I was shocked.
-- man I'll tell -- is six million -- over six million Americans suffer with bipolar disorder.
I've treated CEOs with this condition politicians.
Yes people in entertainment and people from every walk walk of life.
Men women children adolescents.
It's -- an equal opportunity sadly in equal opportunity illness.
Now I it was unaware of bipolar too disorder.
And that's what apparently she has and there is apparently a pretty significant distinction or am I wrong about that.
Well you know psychiatrist like to slice and dice what we do now and to 300 odd disorders we put him in our diagnostic manual.
This this one.
Is distinguished by the following in bipolar disorder you have depressions those terrible lows and also manic highs off -- -- people are euphoric they speak to quickly maybe they feel they don't need any sleep.
Some of them even think that their god irrational beliefs in bipolar -- disorder.
The highs aren't so -- but there's been at least one of them.
So instead of just having equal line where then you have these valleys in bipolar -- you have little hills.
Too but they're not as big as them mountains of bipolar disorder.
On the upside.
So it is a slightly milder form but if I'm suffering from this disorder.
Am I aware enough about it or do other people need to see the warning signs in -- me into this.
Wolf it's not milder if you consider these depressions which are times when you might think of even taking your life but here look.
Not always -- the person him or herself.
Identify what's really wrong because some people this blind sides and they don't know why I've never felt like this here's some of the signs of the depressed -- lack of interest and all activities that once brought you pleasure.
A change in your sleep pattern often reduced change in appetite often reduced low mood.
Tearful -- low self esteem dwelling on past losses even thinking of suicide.
The hot I can be times when people around you say hey look you're taken risks you've never took before this action and gold in the stock market in the rest of it.
And and also you've been out and with lots of different dates.
We don't think it's exactly you.
And so the combination that little -- and the deep below is what is affecting me is -- -- Jones apparently.
Well doctor keep -- thanks for sharing and shedding some light on this idea close family friend this week who took his own life as a result of bondholders -- associates are here.
Medication so seek help.
Get the attention you need and very very important.
And it's so treatable now and that's the problem when you take don't take the medicine and that's when the problems come in abductor keep that a great -- -- here this morning.
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