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Britney About to Be Temporarily Committed

1/31/2008 5:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ Britney's psychiatrist visited her tonight. As we first reported, she is under the daily care of a shrink who is giving her medicine for a bipolar disorder. The shrink was alarmed at her reckless driving and her conduct, and has decided Brit needs to be hospitalized on another 5150 hold -- meaning she is a danger to herself and others.

She has called for police who are en route. No one has entered the house yet.

Contrary to an online report, Britney has not tried to kill herself.

We're told Lynne Spears is at the house and is upset with the shrink. Sam Lutfi is in favor of the 5150, given Britney's mental state.

Britney is basically non-responsive about the whole thing -- out of it.

UPDATE: Alli Sims just arrived. We're told there is "extreme tension inside the house" between Sam Lutfi and members of Spears' family.

Story developing ...

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Anya    

Michelle, I couldn't have said it any better. I've had my own criticism of this girl in the past because it was so sad to watch all that talent go down the drain. However, the people who don't see what is finally painfully obvious, that this woman is desperately mentally ill, must be so incredibly ignorant and completely heartless.

2269 days ago
2.

WhiteFox    

Nice one thanks the for the good info!!!!!!!

2264 days ago
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sam    

Thanks for the news

2206 days ago
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shjdkjskld    

First

2270 days ago
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Jennifer    

Crazy lady

2270 days ago
6.

Blue    

I'm confused. Aren't the police already at her house?

2270 days ago
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Didntknowthis    

She dead yet?

2270 days ago
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nin    

When oh when will Tom Cruise fly down in his Xenu suit and cape to save her from the evils of psychiatry ...

2270 days ago
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Jennifer    

Scratch that, Crazy-nutjob is more appropriate.

2270 days ago
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Sharon    

Poor girl... she needs the help though.

2270 days ago
11.

e    

Commit her already!

2270 days ago
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drdoomy    

I laughed along with everyone else until I found out that she has mental problems. I hope somehow she can get the help she needs and becomes her real self again. Mental Illness is NO laughing matter. If you laugh at mentally ill you should also laugh at amputees and people having heart attacks (they are all diseases).

2270 days ago
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Alexander Rifkin    

I think that Britney has become another Luka Magnotta

2270 days ago
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Allen    

i'm glad she'll get some help. What's lynne's problem? I thought this was good news.

2270 days ago
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fame ho    

Usually illiterate people have no clue of EVER what is going on.....and that would include Brit....that idiot....that has somewhere around a 5th grade education.......or less. Brit is illiterate.....are WE all clear about that now???? she is dumber than a trailer park whore.....

2270 days ago
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