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Time for a Good Ol' Intervention

1/29/2008 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has been reporting for weeks that Britney's family and some professionals in her life have been planning a "creative way" to deal with her mental problems. It looks like the time has arrived.


Sources told TMZ "if it happens," it should happen this week. Last night, Brit's mom, Lynne, her dad, Jamie, cousin Alli, as well as Sam Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib all showed up at Britney's house and were all there at the same time.

Brit's mom and dad (and others) have known for months that a bipolar disorder -- and not substance abuse -- is at the root of her problems. They cannot involuntarily commit her (impossible under these circumstances) and Brit has refused to voluntarily enter a hospital or even undergo evaluation for the problem. But now the plan is underway.

Here's what's significant: Britney has not spoken to her mom for a while -- no contact at all. Last night, Britney and Lynne (along with Sam) left the house at one point and went to the drugstore, so it seems they are now interacting.

There were signs last night that Britney didn't feel as warm toward her dad, that she didn't want anything to do with him.

This move has been in the planning stages for well over a month. It should begin to unfold IF Britney cooperates, and that is the wild card.

BTW, this "creative" intervention is different from what her divorce lawyers pitched to Commissioner Scott Gordon last week. They are not involved in this one.

Stay tuned ...




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91.

that.is.all    

I think the media and pap's are the ones driving her crazy in the first place. Well, no I think all the med's she takes me making her crazy. And she probably takes them inconsistently, therefore, her inconsistent behavior. I agree with Tom Cruise...these medications are deadly.

I know for a fact they cause your brain to misfire. I stopped taking mine right after Heath Ledger died and I feel a whole lot better.

Bang bang.

2357 days ago
92.

J.J.    

crash and burn

2357 days ago
93.

Bummer    

Good Luck!!! Get her back on track and get her babies back, she's missing the best time with them, they are soooo cute and fun at that age!!!

2357 days ago
94.

Just The Opposite...A Bright Future Ahead    

15. True, it's not a substance abuse problem. It's a prescription medication withdrawal that is causing this.

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I never thought of that, but didn't Brit have surgery on her knee when she first met Kevin (and isn't that the reason she abandoned her Onyx Hotel Tour mid-stream?) Her behaviour started to turn bizarre at this point...even little things like tripping over her jeans and almost dropping Sean. I wonder if she started taking something like Percocet for her knee, and it grew into an addiction? I know SO MANY people who started taking Percs for a genuine medical condition, and are now addicted. An addiction to prescription meds would explain SO much about her behaviour - because I at this point, I really don't think she's Bi-Polar, as people claim.

2357 days ago
95.

cdavis    

I'm pretty sure the symptoms of Bi-polar disease do not involve being a spoiled, self absorbed media whore. You can take one look into this brats eyes and tell she's on some sort of drug, probably prescription. But there have been too many people close to her that have seen her do illegal drugs also. By placing the blame all on Bi-Polar is an insult to truly sick people.

2357 days ago
96.

SLUTTY SIENNA    





Can't wait for the new season of "Whore-y 101."









2357 days ago
97.

Adrienne    

Is this part of the "freak out" last night?

2357 days ago
98.

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The only one to blame for brits problem besides brit herself is her mom lynne. lynne made her what she is today. i for one am sorry to see they "reconciled". she is responsible for destroying both her girls and i just hope every day that she does not get her hands on the grandchildren.

2357 days ago
99.

Fashionista la Marcos    

Could someone please do a fashion intervention too and burn those stupid Cousin It hats please?

2357 days ago
100.

britstarr from mississippi    

this is hopefully going to sink into her head she has ruined her carreer,her beautiful babies world's & lifes (how can these kids ever know normal in the future ! she is NO comparrison to princess di,she does nothing but go to taco bell and the local conveience store and calls the papparrazzi so they know where she is at all times!! then she has even lowered herself to telling certain papparrazzi to get in to her car,what the hell is that about ?? are they making her crack runs for her when she leaves and gets the attention off her? she is definiely bipolar and having some very scary scziphrenic tendencies and border line personality disorder,she need to go away to some remote area and get herself some serious Psyhciatric help badly !! she didnt want to keep them boys for hers,she just had to semi act like she did so it would look like kevin was the bad guys in her mess !! what mother would not show up many times over to NOT FIGHT with all she had for her kids...BRITNEY!!!!! they were a bother to her & her lifestyle of insanity and sleeping and partying they were in her way !! maybe they will get her to open her eyes and get some help for hers and our sakes !!Please help this girl soemone !! and that peice of crap leech adan the "wanna be new boyfriend "needs an ass whooping for trying to use her too !!!!!

2357 days ago
101.

Jenny    

….This is all promotion for tonight's Zoey 101 premiere…

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Hmmmm, well, there you go. Neff said

2357 days ago
102.

sheesh    

There sure are a lot of doctors out there that can diagnose without even seeing a patient! amazing! Even the great and powerful TMZ has this ability!

Having said that, Britney loves the attention she gets going out. You can tell how she reacts to the cameras. All she has to do is stay in her house and no one would bother her. Most people would dream of the setup (home) she has.

2357 days ago
103.

Adrienne    

94. Could someone please do a fashion intervention too and burn those stupid Cousin It hats please?

Posted at 10:57AM on Jan 29th 2008 by Fashionista la Marcos
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Don't forget the boots and the shirts, I mean dresses...

2357 days ago
104.

One Thought    

@ #10 and #20
All bipolar diorders do not look alike and may have mantifested differently within the person you describe. Bipolar I disorder has a mixture of both depressive and manic states, Bipolar II have depressive states but not associated with manic or mixed eps. but have a hypomanic (not as sereve as manic esp) component. there is also another disorder that is smilar to bipolar disorder which is Cyclothymic disorder which is a mood disorder characterized by swings between between depressive symtoms and hypomanic episodes. This disorder is less sereve then bipolar but smiliar but must have at lest 2 years in adult. Although she may not be bipolar it definitely appears as though she suffers from some sort of mood or personality disorder. Also these disorders are not as rare as you imply if it was we would not need as mental health centers and or providers.
Just because she is a star does not mean she is immune to mental health issues that regular members of society suffer from and many in silence. And because they are calling what Britney has bipolar disorder does not take away from the problems that you family members who shares the condition have. You are correct no professional would diagnose a patient without assessing him/her first however if this behavior was view out in the public they may have ideas of what if anything the person might suffer from but it would only be an idea.

2357 days ago
105.

Just The Opposite...A Bright Future Ahead    

90. I'm pretty sure the symptoms of Bi-polar disease do not involve being a spoiled, self absorbed media whore. You can take one look into this brats eyes and tell she's on some sort of drug, probably prescription. But there have been too many people close to her that have seen her do illegal drugs also. By placing the blame all on Bi-Polar is an insult to truly sick people.

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I think the word "Bi-Polar" got tossed out by Brit's camp for the media to use because it's a good way to create sympathy. But you're right - Britney isn't exhibiting the "lows" that go with Bi-Polar, only the "highs." If anything, she appears to be suffering from a personality disorder - Histrionic, or maybe Borderline. And an addiction to prescription meds also seems about right - hence all the late-night runs to the pharmacy. I wouldn't be surprised if Britney has about 10 different doctors prescribing her 10 different meds. Heck, I've seen it happen with my own Grandpa, so I'm sure doctors will do it for a celebrity. So sad.

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