Bi-Polar disorder is a mental illness that affects a large part of our population, and is not limited to ordinary, everyday citizens. Many famous people are afflicted, including Demi Lovato, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Carrie Fisher, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Jane Pauley.
Catherine Zeta-Jones first revealed her battle with bi-polar disorder in 2011,and spent a short time in a mental health facility to help alleviate her stress. Meanwhile, Jean-Claude Van Damme dealt with a plethora of personal issues, including four divorces, even though his acting career ascended. Upon being diagnosed, Van Damme began treatment via sodium valproate medication, which, he reports, has helped get his personal life back on track.