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Britney Being Treated for Her Disease

1/30/2008 2:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

If you think Britney Spears doesn't give a crap about getting help for her condition, think again.
Britney Spears
Multiple sources tell TMZ Britney has seen numerous doctors. We know that she's seen a new psychiatrist who has come to her home every day this week and that she's on medication to treat her bipolar disease. We also know doctors have indeed concluded she suffers from bipolarity.

Britney has seen doctors who have been referred by other doctors, plus doctors who have been referred by celebrities Britney knows, and doctors referred by her lawyers, family and friends. We're told the process has been excruciating for her, partly because her disease is severe.

Sources tell slightly different stories about the efficacy of the medication. A friend says when Britney takes her medicine she is like "a different person -- normal and sweet." But she takes her meds for a while and then feels as if she can live without it -- so she stops taking them -- and her condition quickly deteriorates. But a professional tells TMZ flatly, "The medication just isn't working."

That same professional tells TMZ, "She's really trying. Whether it works -- we'll have to see." That person also says it's extremely frustrating when the media shows video of Britney out on the town acting crazy, adding, "She has a disease. Sometimes when you see her she's in the middle of an episode. It's like mocking someone with Down Syndrome."

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Donna    

BOO WHO ! WE ALL HAVE PROBLEMS. WE DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE WITHOUT MONEY. WHY SHOULD WE FOR BRIT.

2400 days ago
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DR    

#1 I am sure glad EVERYONE out there is perfect in EVERY way and has never had a problem in their life!
#2 I am sure glad that all of you have nothing better to do than trash someone when they are down!
#3 I sure hope that when one of you are down, that people have a heart and leave you the hell alone so that you can work through it
#4 Have you read about Lufti??? Could it be true?? I'm sure you will all say no, as it HAS to be this young girl's fault, right?
#5 Get a Freaken life and let her get hers back!!!
God Bless !

2395 days ago
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barnyard smell    

2402 days ago
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NYOB    

itz about time!

2402 days ago
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ANNOYED    

I love Britney!!!!

2402 days ago
6.

Hogan knows nothing    

#1... go me

2402 days ago
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ChinaJim    

Memo to TMZ: Media are plural.

2402 days ago
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SoliZ's_GuRl    

yay brit!!! come back and be normal a while and make these asses eat their words!

2402 days ago
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huh?    

Typically Bipolar....take your meds for awhile, get better, then figure you don't need them. They love that Manic high, its like a drug, but then it gets out of hand, then they crash.

2402 days ago
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Stick    

Needs to treat that face with some benzoyl Peroxide.

2402 days ago
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lissabell    

Whatever!!!! Please, she doesn't want her kids and by mocking a severe disease she now has an excuse. She's a horrible mother, if she truly was bipolar, than she would take her meds and realize without them she is crazy and not stop taking them. It's nothing to be ashamed of for taking pills when sick. She is a spoiled little brat who did not get everything she wanted and now she is looking for an excuse. BS!!! Any doctor who is given enough money will BS a medical condition for her. What happend to her multpile persaonlities? Right, she is full of bologna!!!!

2402 days ago
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ME    

I don't buy this but if this is true maybe her parents should stop her from making a total fool out of herself everday!

2402 days ago
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Cynic    

Okay, now say all that with a British accent.

2402 days ago
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from Canada    

I heard it can take a month for the medications to kick in. Don't expect a miracle in a week.

2402 days ago
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jollyex    

"...Sometimes when you see her she's in the middle of an episode..." She's ALWAYS in the middle of an episode. She should stay home and take care of herself or she'll never get her visitation back. BTW, where's her mom? Did she go home already?

2402 days ago
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