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Psychiatrists Slam Phil, Cedars

1/6/2008 8:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Eight psychiatrists tell TMZ they are shocked Cedars Sinai Medical Center let Dr. Phil go up to Britney Spears' room without her prior knowledge or consent.
Dr. Phil, Britney Spears
The shrinks had various things to say about Dr. Phil's visit to Brit's room, but the theme was unified -- that the hospital should not allow any doctor who does not have in-patient privileges into a patient's room, unless that patient has given prior consent. TMZ has learned Britney had no idea Dr. Phil was coming to her room and indeed when he walked in she became agitated and walked out. She eventually came back in and he pretty much did all the talking for around 15 minutes.

One psychiatrist called it "intrusive and inappropriate." Another shrink told us the hospital "is supposed to be a safe place. If the patient doesn't want to see someone, that person doesn't get in -- period."

Another shrink, who said he was "outraged and disgusted," added, "It is incredible that the hospital allowed Dr. Phil in her room. It's a total violation of her rights."

One doc surmised bluntly the hospital was "star struck" and let the TV doctor's profile override its judgment.

We're told early yesterday the show wanted to book Brit for a TV intervention that is being taped on Monday. We're told she wants nothing to do with it, and the show will not have her on. We're also told Brit's parents, who wanted Dr. Phil to visit Britney, had agreed at least initially to be on the program.

One shrink said splashing a private medical matter on TV and saying it's an intervention -- especially without the proper medical diagnosis -- is no way to run a railroad.

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76.

BOEING 787    

A lot of ethics violation Dr. Phil comes in unannounced, this guy is a publicity hound, it's happened before and who thought of that idea, Lynne, the mother, once again contributing
to more harm done to her daughter. Dr. Phil is a fraud, Cedars Sinai is guilty of ethics violations
and Lynne Spears can't raise her child, and is dumb enough to fall for anything, this is why
fraudsters exist, all the mother has done is raise her children to milk money from them.

2391 days ago
77.

confused    

I don't blame "Dr. Phil", he's just an ass trying to get higher ratings. I blame the hospital, they should be heavily fined and should be monitered from here on out. Talk about Hollyweird, it even effects the medical profession.

2391 days ago
78.

SuzyCreamCheese    

Wouldn't be the first Oprah backed loser! (writer of a phoney bio, kanye's Moms plastic surgeon)
This guy doesn't stop, Pushing his big headed facelifted wife and ugly big headed son to the public.
Phil's an attention whore!

Boycott this loser and his tv shows and family, We need to support him and his ugly family and their face lifts why????

2391 days ago
79.

HEY IDIOTS!    

ACCORDING TO PEOPLE.COM SHE WAS SEEN OUT OF THE HOUSE TODAY AT LUNCH!

2391 days ago
80.

$    




Psychiatrists are worse than psychologists - avoid both @ all costs - get in shape - quit being so fat & lazy Brit!




2391 days ago
81.

Allred Tree    

Perhaps Dr. Phil is suffering from marginal personality disorder and acute narcissism along with his wife, Robin. Go to the board here and watch the video of her going out to her mailbox if you haven't already. When asked if Brittany is at their house, skanky Robin (who is as big a media whore as her husband) ever so coyly replies, "oh, I couldn't say." By those words, she is implying that Brittany could be there....especially after the misleading statement issued by her phony husband. What Dr. Phil has done is FAR WORSE THAN what IMUS did and Dr. Phil's show should be permanently cancelled and he along with the hospital should be sued.

2391 days ago
82.

Tom Cruise has landed    

People NEED to get together and end this man's career. People need to stop encouraging this disgusting loser! Stop watching is lame show. This man should be ashamed of himself!

2391 days ago
83.

Gerante    

Well, all of you 8 psychiatrists, just exactly WHY doesn't somebody diagnose her once and for all? I lived with a bipolar -in-. denial for 17 years and was almost killed at the end, beaten and almost strangled. They are the toughest mental patients of all,,, denial, denial , denial... blame someone else... it's always someone else making them that way. Britney has thumbed her nose at everybody... her family, friends, business associates, and lawyers. Yes, to her way of thinking, she's above the law. No one will take her by the shoulders, sit her down, shake their finger in her face and tell HER to shut up and listen. Thank GOD she has lost all visitation to her kids, because she WILL do harm to herself or others the way she's going. She can get help, but not until she admits she has a mental illness. She will never admit this; therefore she won't get treatment. She's another Anna Nicole Smith, but let her kids live in peace with their dad. End of story, while you people debate HER rights. Do I dare say it? You all need a firecracker lit under your ass.

2391 days ago
84.

Ken    

News Flash! Dr. Phil is not a doctor.

2391 days ago
85.

54321    

Derrr Phil....I HAVE NEVER LIKED THIS QUACK QUACK.... He thinks of himself as this GODLIKE Person...
HE is SUCH AS CREEP!!!! He NEEDS to GIVE HIMSELF ADVICE, GET OFF THE AIR!!!!! Anyone WHO takes ADVICE from This JERK, Obviously is ONE NAIVE PERSON!!!!
HE is ONLY OUT to REAP IN MORE CASH!!!!

2391 days ago
86.

Julie G.    

Britney's parents is one of the Hollywood pimps! Their last name shall become as SPIMP!

2391 days ago
87.

Patty    

42.

This particular part is quite telling....

" is not necessarily
created or approved by a certified mental health professional, and is not
intended to be used in lieu of medical or emotional therapy for those in
need of psychiatric or emotional care"

So what conclusions shall we come to??? Hmmmmm......

Posted at 6:57PM on Jan 6th 2008 by Confused
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That she'd get better advice calling Dionne Warwick from the Psychic Friends Network?

2391 days ago
88.

lucky    

I use to hate britney and thought she was just a spoiled brat. Although I am not a fan of hers, I am none the less concerned for her. I think she really needs help and that she has had a mental breakdown. I dont think her family is able to help her. she needs someone on the outside to come in and get her head straight. She may need to go into an institution and get properly medicated. I feel sorry for her and hope she gets help.

2391 days ago
89.

The whole family ought to go back to their double-wide in Looziana    

Britney Spears should be forcibly committed, forcibly medicated, and forcibly sterilized so she can never hurt any other children again!!

2391 days ago
90.

joel cymrot    

I don't know if this true - but I 've heard that "Dr" Phil got hiks nickname "Dr." from when - in his earlier years - he was the go -to -guy if you wanted an illegal abortion. I"ve also heard that "Dr." Phil has been accused numorous times of molesting young boys, and that his accusers families have so far - alweays setteled out of court. With that really creepy smile of his - he surte looks like a pedofile!
Course - like I said - I don't know yet - if all these rumors going around about him - are true - but I sure wouldn't leave him alone with a child of mine!!!!
joel

2391 days ago
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