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Brit Probably Bipolar

1/5/2008 1:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

BritneyTMZ has even more evidence now that this is NOT a case of substance abuse. As we already reported, we're told Brit has all the symptoms of what appears to be some sort of bipolar disorder. This is becoming the universal operating theory from people in both Brit and K-Fed's camps. They are privately hoping the docs properly diagnose her at Cedars.

Also, there are reports swirling about all the people in Brit's home who came to her rescue; who broke the door down, who just lingered. You would think she was having a pre-pre-pre Super Bowl party.

In fact, we know that aside from the monitor, there were a grand total of two others in the house -- aside from Brit and the kids. The two were both hired help.

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46.

Biased information    

Not only is Levin an accomplished reality TV court reporter, he's also a psychiatrist now.


Here's another possibility for you:

Maybe she was on the phone with her lawyer trying to figure out what to do instead of giving away your kids which would be traumatic for any mother?

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Tammy    

Wake up TMZ! Most people that are clinically bi-polar, self medicate through illecit substance abuse. I do believe that she is bi-polar, however, I also believe she is a chronic self-medicator as well! You don't have dirty drug tests from not using drugs, you have a dirty test because your using. Here is another fact for you, drug testing in CA is done by reputiable labratories and if you are on medication they always have the person testing list the medications that they are on. If you don't list the medications that you are prescribed, they will call you and give you a chance to provide the prescription, a dirty test is because you are using, not because you are bi-polar!

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lori    

It is quite normal to have bipolar disorder and substance abuse at the same time also. There are at least 5 different types of bipolar disorder and co-occurring disorders are rampant in mental health. Statistically, close to 80% of mental health consumers are addicted to something.

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Tangie    

Put the blame where it belongs....on the liars who told her she could sing as a little girl.

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chrissybot    

what is wrong with this message board? I mean the comment part. Not letting me type properly, keeps skipping letters. Anyone else with this problem?

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Aussie Mom    

Salty Dog... I agree ... she already has people convinced that she is sick and yes she is but still able to 'think' of ways to play the public... in fact I believe her to be a bit smarter than I once thought. PEOPLE.. listen up she is playing everyone like a fiddle.... watch and learn....

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sophia27    

OH PlEASE !!!! Look at the whole picture. She is unstable AND on DRUGS!!! Why is being bi polar better than a drug addict? They are both brain disorders. Her dad is an alcholic and there have always been drug issues with her. STOP LYING...Her camp thinks people will believe whatever they feed us. Drugs on top of a teen pregnancy is just tooo ugly for the family to deal with. It's a PR nightmare. We'll just make her a poor little mental patient. Yeah, that's it !!!!!

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53.

Sunshine    

Brit needs to GROW UP. She has been a SPOILED BRAT most all of her life. Obviously when she does not get her way she acts like she is 3 years old and throws a tantrum. If anyone else would have pulled a stunt like she did by refusing to give her child back, we would have had been in handcuffs and shackles. That is what they should have done to her and if she continued to act stupid, THEN put her in a Psych ward. She needs a large wake up call. By having people around her to pamper her and fill her with drugs claiming she has this and that wrong with her is not going to help her much less be safe for her to be around her angels. It's awful hard to be compassionate to someone that is as self centered as she is. I've heard news reports where comments were made of how they were afraid Brit would turn out like Anna Nicole. Well Anna Nicole did got to Dr.'s and that is where she was getting ALL of her feel good pills. GIVE ME A BREAK PEOPLE, start giving these people a little bit of tough LOVE. Again, the little girl inside the grown woman's body NEEDS A REALITY CHECK.

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Sleeping with Boyfriend?    

looks like she was on some horse drugs.

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snowboardchick    

Honestly, look at this poor girl. Her mother pimped her out her whole life. Everyone in here life is phoney. She grew up with no dad, she has never had anything stable. She had two kids in a year, her marraige fell apart. She has all the money in the world and that can't buy her happiness. All she knew was performing in front of people and that was her identity. She lost her identity. At the age of 26 she is still mentally 12. She missed out on any normal childhood. On top of it all for the past few years the paps have fed into it, following her around making a freak show out of a mentally ill person who was crying out for help. I hope she can find peace and happiness one day. I feel so bad for her children and her. Those adorable kids need their mommy.

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56.

double standards    

Enough is Enough - yawn...............

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deathdarla    

I think she just wants every one to notice her she is a takeing drugs i think and she needs to grow up so sad for the children and what ever fans that she has i will stick to my korn, godsmack,manson music hmmm maybe she should get manson in her life

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Sleeping with Boyfriend?    

HORSE DRUGS STORY VIA THE SUN IN THE UK

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59.

DeeDee    

Number #11 (I couldn't have said it better myself) ~ for godsakes look at her last Music Video "You Want a Piece of Me"!

What she needs right now is support from everybody; Friends, Family, Fans, Neighbors, ~ TMZ / Media / K-Fed Camp all need to back off!
11. A nervous breakdown is not a clinical term, but can apply to many different situations in which someone begins to exhibit symptoms of different mental illnesses, or heavy emotional stress. The term nervous breakdown dates from a much older diagnosis of particularly women who suddenly became unable to function in their lives. Usually first symptoms are or were ignored, prompting what is now known as a psychotic break from reality, or a psychotic episode. This may show up in the form of an attempted suicide, or extreme behavior that requires hospitalization.

Since many different illnesses can cause what many term a “nervous breakdown,” it is difficult to describe symptoms. Perhaps the greatest predictor of nervous breakdown is familial history of mental instability. Those who have family members with major depression, bipolar, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, or schizophrenia are more likely to be at risk for these mental illnesses. Undiagnosed illnesses in family members from the past may manifest in alcoholism or abusive behavior.

Those undergoing high levels of stress, for example after the death of a parent, spouse, or child, or who have been through a messy divorce are more likely to have a “nervous breakdown” if they are predisposed toward certain mental illnesses. As well, even those who do not have a predisposition toward mental illness can have a nervous breakdown if they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can manifest years after a single traumatic event, and may be triggered by a situation that seems similar. With those who have undergone trauma, early counseling can help prevent a nervous breakdown.

Thus symptoms may differ for describing a nervous breakdown, but one can look for the following behaviors as possible symptoms that might precipitate a psychotic episode:


Disinterest in work or family life Disinterest in social life or alienation from previously close friends and family Sleep disruption or much longer periods of sleep Significant changes in appetite, such as eating too little or too much Paranoid thoughts, such as the thought people are trying to harm you Thoughts of grandeur or invincibility Feelings of persistent anxiety or panic attacks Hearing voices Seeing people who are not there Thoughts of dying or wish to die Exhibiting strong or violent anger Having flashbacks to a prior traumatic event Increasing dependence on alcohol or drugs Inability to pursue a normal life, normal activities or normal relationships
The above list is only a few of the possible symptoms associated with what might become a nervous breakdown or psychotic break. Any and all of these symptoms suggest seeing a psychiatrist for diagnosis, and also possibly a therapist to talk over difficult feelings. All people, at one point or another, may experience extreme emotional changes due to grief or to life changes like losing a job. These are good times to get the assistance of a therapist, as talk therapy can be tremendously helpful in dealing with significant emotional overload.

Now can we please see this is not drug abuse or alcohol. She has simply just had to much and needs a break. Please pray for her and give her family peace.

The press needs to back off and all of us in the public need to show her support. Do not buy any media which who display negative factors on her life.

Enough is Enough

Posted at 11:18AM on Jan 5th 2008 by OpinionOnly

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Vivian    

SHE IS NOT BIPOLAR, I HAVE A RELATIVE WHO IS BIPOLAR AND THEY DON'T ACT LIKE THIS. HOWEVER, I DO HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS A SERIOUS DRUG PROBLEM AND BRITANY HAS THE SAME BEHAVIOR AS A DRUG ADDICT. HOW SAD! WHAT A EXAMPLE TO THE YOUNG KIDS WHO LOOKED UP TO HER.....

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