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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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Lori B    

29. If she actually has a disease, which I have a hard time believing, then why doesn't she keep her ass at home and her episodes out of the public eye? She's a media whore and I'm not buying this BS! She needs to wake up, grow up and shut up her damn whining!

Posted at 1:43PM on Jan 30th 2008 by Jackson
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I seriously think it makes her feel special and important. Up until yesterday, I don't think she realized that the paps were actually making fun of her. I think she has serious self esteem issues. Look at how she dresses and the fact that she rarely looks clean. I think it makes her feel good to be told she looks nice, which is why she wants the paps with her wherever she goes. They are the only fans she has left.

2268 days ago
92.

Robyn    

I just wanted to add that there is a program called TRUEHOPE and the book that is written about it is called, A Promise of Hope & it is an amazing story (true story) of a family who greatly suffered from Bipolar Disorder & are now living life to the fullest by taking a vitamin/mineral supplement called EMPower Plus. I know it sounds corny. But read their story, it really is amazing, also Truehope website, just google it.

2268 days ago
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jak1226    

Those who do not suffer from a mental disease are the quickest to pass judgement. How do you know when she stops taking the meds and starts to act "crazy." that she is aware of what is going on? Even if she is spoiled and a brat doesnt mean she deserves to be exploited for things that are beyond her control. Who has the right to say whether or not she wants her children, everything you hear good or bad is never certain. I think more people should worry about the kids in this situation and how heartbreaking it is and will be when they get older to see their mother like this and hear the ignorant comments people made with out even knowing what herself, or her family might be going through.

2268 days ago
94.

Party 'till you die!    

Wow, they found a treatment for C.R.I.S. -Cranial, Rectal, Inversion, Syndrome!

2268 days ago
95.

Steve    

Bipolar isn't a disease, mental condition. Can't you guys get anything right?

2268 days ago
96.

KK    

I AM JUST WAITING FOR THE PAPPARRAZZI TO "KILL THE UNICORN" poor thing..........

2268 days ago
97.

omg    

not buying it ...........if sam is such a demi-god to her why isn't he doing more ??

2268 days ago
98.

logan    

Don't buy it, don't believe it and don't care. Only doctors are the spin doctors who are trying to save all the leaches their future income.

2268 days ago
99.

Kacky    

Why are you people falling for that line! People with bipolar disorder do NOT lose touch with reality! Girlfriend has schizophrenia or dissociative disorder (aka multiple personalities) It's like when the Kennedys lied about their sister, saying she was retarded when she was really schizophrenic. Nobody wants the stigma of hardcore mental illness. And she's not getting treatment. Treatment would be if Mumsy put her under guardianship and had her connitted for 28 days, THEN she could come home if she could be trusted to stay on her meds.

2268 days ago
100.

Wake Up    



Alecsmom is right, and all this is obviously made up by TMZ anyway--they don't even realize the medication has to build up in your system for it to work, and that takes weeks to happen. That is the telltale sign that TMZ's article AND their so-called "sources" are full of crap.

2268 days ago
101.

I'll rent the DVD when it's done    

LEAVE ZITNEY ALONE! She's having some problems right now and you people aren't helping her! She's our version of Princess Grace, Lady Di, Prince Margaret and Amy Winehouse! Sam and Adnan will cure her and she'll come back stronger than ever!

2268 days ago
102.

barkbark    

It's a character disorder, not a disease people! And, I think it'll come out that she has Borderline Personality Disorder 'cuz the medications apparently and obviously are not working ~ at all!

2268 days ago
103.

craphound    

She needs to smoka weed , weed will get you thru times of no money better than money will get you thru times of no weed , A "quote from fat freddy " of the freak brothers . Have a nice day

2268 days ago
104.

princessmean1    

well if the media would stop following her around and reporting anything on the crazy bitch maybe she could bet better, but i doubt it. She strives to get the attention. Its also a drug for her besides all the other crap she is taking. legal or not.

2268 days ago
105.

ME    

IF SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE MOCKED SHE SHOULD STAY OUT OF PUBLIC WITH HER CRAZY ASS. STOP RUNNING ALL OVER TOWN AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT.

2268 days ago
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