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Zeta Jones receiving treatment for bipolar disorder

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Catherine Zeta Jones has previously received treatment for bipolar disorder Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Catherine Zeta Jones has checked into a facility for further treatment for her bipolar disorder.

The Oscar-winning Welsh actress, who completed a stint in a US mental-health facility in 2011, is believed to have signed in for a 30-day programme, so doctors could monitor her condition.

Her publicist Cece Yorke confirmed the news to People.com, saying "Catherine has proactively checked into a health care facility.

"Previously, Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner."

She has previously said of the illness: "This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them. If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it.

"There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help."

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Noah's Ark Appeal tweets on Catherine Zeta-Jones visit

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Excitement at the newly named Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales!!

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Would like to say a huge thank you to everyone how came today! We have had a great day!

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Once again Catherine Zeta Jones displayed what makes her a fantastic Patron for our charity. It means so much to her and all Welsh parents!

Catherine Zeta-Jones: 'I wanted to give something back'

Catherine Zeta-Jones has told ITV Wales that she 'wanted to give something back' to her home country as she officially renamed The Children's Hospital for Wales today.

The Swansea-born actress, a patron of children's charity The Noah's Ark Appeal, was in Cardiff to unveil the hospital's new name - Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales.

"I'm a Welsh mother... the welfare and health of children is really important to me. I've been very blessed in my life - I've had two healthy children," she said.

"It gives me great pleasure to give something back."

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