Analysis Of Catherine Zeta Jones, The Academy Award Winning For Best Supporting Actress

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Until 2011, Catherine Zeta Jones was known as the Academy Award-Winning for best supporting actress for her role in Chicago. Then, she stunned her fans by saying that she has been diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder and is seeking treatment for it. To be diagnosed of bipolar II disorder, it’s necessary to meet the following criteria for current or past hypomanic episode and criteria for current or past major depressive disorder. Also the occurrence of hypomanic episode and major depressive disorder should not be better explained by schizophrenia, or other specified or unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder. Hypomanic episode is period of abnormally and persistently elevated mood and abnormally and persistently increased energy present most of the day, nearly every day for 4 consecutive days. “The change in functioning and disturbance in mood are observable by others. The episode is not due to physiological effects of a substance. It is not severe enough to cause impairment in occupational or social functioning or to necessitate hospitalization. But if there are psychotic features, then it is labeled manic. The episode is associated with unequivocal change in functioning that is uncharacteristic of individual when not symptomatic” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). And finally the last criteria is, during the period of increased energy and mood disturbance, three or more of the following symptoms must persist: inflated self-esteem, increase in

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