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Dr. Joyce to Phil -- I'm With You, Bro

1/7/2008 1:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Joyce BrothersTMZ just spoke with the woman who practically invented TV pop psychology, Dr. Joyce Brothers, who says Dr. Phil acted appropriately.

Brothers said, "According to what I read, she did not ask Dr. Phil to come to her ... I'm not sure if that's so, but I don't know either one of them. Therapy is enormously helpful and important. If she can be helped by it, and Dr. Phil can get recognition for the importance of therapy, then a lot of good can come of it."

Dr. Phil has been slammed by a number of psychiatrists who told TMZ it was completely inappropriate for him to inject himself in Spears' medical crisis.

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Phony Tony    


Isn't she dead yet?

She looks dead.

2452 days ago
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sheesh    

The problem with Dr. Phil is he is a media whore. He didn't do anything to help Britney. He did it to help his ratings. Why else would he have her parents on his show and want her on his show? If he truly cared it would have been done out of the spotlight.

2452 days ago
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Its Brian™ Bitch    

L.O.S.E.R.S unite!!

2452 days ago
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MAMA jugs TO you    

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HER FACE?

2452 days ago
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Phillip    



ANOTHER JOKER....................... ALL OF THE TV PSYCHOLOGISTS SHOULD JUST GO AWAY.
THEY ARE A DISGRACE TO THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSION.

2452 days ago
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ATLchick    

Wow she sure looks old!

2452 days ago
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SuperStarSteve    

Let's just say it's not surprising coming from the Grand Madame of all psycho media whores.

2452 days ago
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MAMA jugs TO you    

isn't she a sex therapist? maybe she can help me with my sex life. NOT

2452 days ago
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from Canada    

It seems to be really hard for the anyone to get through to Britney. When psychiatrists or therapists offered to help her in private, she told them to get lost at the hospital.

So maybe Dr. Phil is the answer. You have to understand what kind of peronality Britney is. Britney obviously loves being in the spotlight, having her photo taken, being on TV, being talked about. Now she has an opportunity to be on national TV and be helped at the same time. Might as well give it a shot -maybe she will go for it!

Try your best Dr. Phil! Good luck!

2452 days ago
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Tangie    

Good God! She has risen from her dirt nap!

2452 days ago
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DARK MEAT ONLY    

I thought it was a picture of the psychic Jeanne Dixon. Isn't psychology and psychic phenomenon nearly the same? Or is it only similar when it relates to Hollywood stars? Hell, I don't know I probably need help from both my damn self.

2452 days ago
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Kasey    

SomeONE had to step in. I give Dr Phil respect for trying. He went over the line, cause she NEEDS help.

2452 days ago
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shannonlynn    

I don't think it matters how many people step in. If Britney thinks she doens't have a problem then she won't be receptive to the help.

2452 days ago
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Im just sayin    

#8 - thats Dr. Ruth you're thinking of.

Does Dr. Joyce look like she has some nose candy going on??

2452 days ago
15.

blablabla    

NOTICE HOW SHE AVOIDS THE QUESTION OF HIS UNETHICAL APPROACHES TO BRIT!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS JUST DAMAGE CONTROL CREATING MORE DAMAGE!!!!!!!

NOTICE HOW SHE AVOIDS THE QUESTION OF HIS UNETHICAL APPROACHES TO BRIT!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS JUST DAMAGE CONTROL CREATING MORE DAMAGE!!!!!!!

NOTICE HOW SHE AVOIDS THE QUESTION OF HIS UNETHICAL APPROACHES TO BRIT!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS JUST DAMAGE CONTROL CREATING MORE DAMAGE!!!!!!!

NOTICE HOW SHE AVOIDS THE QUESTION OF HIS UNETHICAL APPROACHES TO BRIT!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS JUST DAMAGE CONTROL CREATING MORE DAMAGE!!!!!!!

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