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Britney Jumps Between Personalities

1/17/2008 12:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In a very "Sybil" move, two of Britney's inner voices were fighting for control last night -- bouncing from British Brit, "Whea's the cah?" to Southern-fried ding dang Spears in just seconds. My troops!


Before the high speed paparazzi chase that ended with four paps under arrest, Britney and Adnan ate, once again, at Gaucho Grill in Studio City. Brit was heard saying of the paps, "Why they out here like this?"

Maybe they can't resist the Chorizo Argentino either, y'all -- er, you theah.

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196.

Craig    

Its about time that the paps started getting arrested for stalking and just plain old harassment if we did any of what the paps do we would go straight to jail with NO BAIL are they any better than us LEAVE BRITTANY ALONE your driveing her crazy!!!!!!!!!

2365 days ago
197.

Brain Analyzer    

Frankly, it's more likely that she has Bipolar Affective Disorder and has historionic manic bouts wherein she is "over the top" and very theatrical in her presentation in public. If she is abusing any substances while experience a manic episode, amnesia for what she does would be very possible if not probable. MPD is not that common and Bipolar Affective Disorder is a differential for a Dissociative Disorder diagnosis. In fact, Bipolar Affective Disorder is very common among artists in general. Read the book Touched By Fire and others on the subject of the preponderance of persons with Bipolar Affective Disorder in the arts. It is the most heritable of the major mental disorders and frequently is NOT treated because the person has no insight or self-awareness of their own bizarre behavior. It tends to affect those who have to live with and deal with them in life more than the affected individual as a result. It should be noted that persons with Bipolar Affective Disorder are really the spice of our cultural life, so cast few aspersions. I do believe she needs treatment and to lay off using any alcohol or other substances of abuse, legal, or illegal. Mental clarity is a gift and should not be squandered but protected and promoted. That goes for everyone and not just persons with mental disorders. :-)

2365 days ago
198.

Nala    

Be Nice to Britney I still like her and i felt so sorry for her..
Please support her no matter what who is she.. Please
help her and heal her.. She just got her break down and
I understand that Britney loves her sons very much but
it is very hard on her and difficult for her to clear her
mind ... I curse Paris what she influence her and she
destroy her mind or life.... So anyway Please be
nice to her and pray for her to be heal and clear
her mind.. Let her visit her son with son's father supervisor.
that would be great .. Sons need her mother ..
I know its harder parts.. Just pray for them..Britney is
in my prayers..

2365 days ago
199.

derpis    

misclen,
hynosis doesn't work like that kiddo. brit needs to be medicated... Heavily and at all times, with serious supervision.
wether she has DID or not.

2365 days ago
200.

el    

Wheres the compassion in the world???
She clearly has something going on and everyone just keeps bashes her!!
Shes a human being not a wild animal... everyone should look at themselves before judging anyone else.
Karmas a Bitch... and all these people chasing her down like a dog should run to their nearest church and pray something like this doesnt happen to one of their loved ones instead of making fun of Britney and her troubles!!!
Britney you need a hug girl!!
(((HUGS))) for Britney!!
Im praying for you girl...praying that you find someone who truely loves you enough to help you get better!

2364 days ago
201.

Beth    

According to the Diagnostic Statistics Manual version IV (DSMIV) which is the main book of reference, used by professionals in identifying Psychiatric disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) is

· The presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states (each with its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self).

· At least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior.

· Inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.

DID is caused by trauma during childhood. There is a dissociative spectrum running from everyday dissociation (example daydreaming) all the way to the other end, which is, DID/MPD. It can occur when a child is traumatized by physical, sexual, emotional, and/or mental abuse.

All humans have different aspects of there personality, but MPD/DID is not that because;

- people with DID/MPD have Post Traumatic Stress disorder.

- people with DID/MPD may have amnesia in regards to many daily activates.

- those that do not have amnesia feel like they are trapped and being highjacked into something. They see their body doing an activity, but cannot stop it.

- an aspects cannot hide trauma or memories of abuse.

- an aspect cannot be abused individually.

- an aspect does not have its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self.

- an aspect does not have different IQ levels, educational likes, musical talents, political preferences, food preferences, eye glasses prescriptions, eye colors, allergies, etc

- different aspects cannot change how the brain accesses information.

- alters can and do all the above on a daily basis.



Now keeping all these things in mind, I am DID, and while watching Ms. Spears over the last number of years, it doesn't seem as if she is DID. It seems like she may have read about certain things, or is simply high on drugs. When someone takes drugs they have the same type of amenisa and sometimes even personality changes as she is presenting. However, it must be said that she DOES need some help for her problems, those poor children are going to be sccared for life, and loose out on having a mother, if she doesn't get the help that she needs.




2363 days ago
202.

TABOO    

britney has mental problems...leage her alone...ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2361 days ago
203.

kaliari    

She's one of US. The people that are not "normal" by media standards. If she were a regular, broke Mom with Bipolar Disorder and MPD, no one would be scrutanizing her--they would be saying poor woman, trying to raise her kids and do what she can with all her troubles and trials. You ALL need to lay off...

2360 days ago
204.

Nay    

Britney has either went off the deep end or it's all a show. I just think people should leave this poor girl alone.

2357 days ago
205.

bits & pieces    

If Britney has D.I.D., that would mean something traumatic happened in her life before age 9. It is true that all of the alters do have names. Sometimes they are not average names. There could be Tree or Jo and Lil Jo. People are not always aware of the others. Some may be aware of each other and some may not. It is almost like they are on different planes. People with D.I.D. usually know another multiple when they see them. We haven't really seen Britney other than little blurbs on television. People with D.I.D. are extremely intelligent. Most therapists say that splitting off is the most intelligent way to deal with abuse. It can be physical, sexual or psychological. The alters are sometimes very different from one another. They wear different clothes, like different food, have different allergies and see themselves as someone totally different from the host body. They are different ages and can even be from places that the host body has never been, Being in therapy is a long road to journey down. It can take in most cases around 8 years to put your life into perspective. Some intergrate, some incorperate and some choose to function as a group. No matter what some psychologists say, the alters never go away. They can be called on when they are needed. We state this because we know this. We live this life on a day to day basis. There are 155 of us. We are not crazy or freaks. At least 11% of the population has D.I.D. Those who think D.I.D. is the same is scizophrenia are totally uneducated. We hope that if Britney lives a life like we do, she can find some understanding people and a good therapist.

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