Bipolar Celebrities: Does It Make Them More Creative?

Depression may have been dubbed the “common cold of mental health,” but the mental health buzzword these days is bipolar disorder, possibly because it's often associated with creativity, verve, and charisma.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones checked herself into a mental-health facility in 2011 to treat her bipolar II disorder, which has longer periods of depression and shorter, milder manic episodes than bipolar I.

Zeta-Jones told People magazine that she decided to go public because it might help others to step forward and get treatment.

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

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