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Britney Officially

on Psychiatric Hold

1/31/2008 10:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0131_britney_tmz_ex7Law enforcement sources tell TMZ an L.A. County Superior Court judge has just signed a "5150," meaning Britney Spears is on a three-day psychiatric hold at the UCLA Medical Center.

We're told there is a "good possibility" that it will be extended to 14 days. We've also learned there have been several parallel attempts to get Britney on a 5150. Her lawyers, Anne Kiley and Tara Scott, secured a new psychiatrist late last week -- she's the one who triggered the 5150 last night.

At the same time, we're told Britney's mother, father and brother have been "working closely with the LAPD for weeks" to get her back in for psychiatric care. There is now a dogfight between Britney's family and Sam Lutfi over who will make medical decisions, however, that fight is now put on hold because the judge now makes the call.

Once the psychiatric hold ends, something has to give.

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flowerchild    

Thank goodness some one has come to rescue of Brittany. I understand her possible diagnois of Bi-Polar. I have had Bi-Polar for many years, and thankful for the psychiatrist who have now gotten me in remission. I am going to pray for Brittany and her family so she can get care she really needs. I hope somebody looks at the people who are around and get rid of them. They are money grubbing people who don't care about her at all.
Hang in Brittany, it will get better if you wanted.

2454 days ago
152.

Anne    

Hmmm, Brits family fighting a guy named Sam Lufti over who controls their daughter....Doesn't this seem a lot like Vergie Arthur and Howard K. Stern in the Anna Nicole Smith saga? Lets just hope things don't end the same way for Brit as they did for Anna. She needs help and instead of put her under a magnifying glass lets leave her be to get better.

2454 days ago
153.

steve    

R.I.P!! PUT A FORK IN IT!

2454 days ago
154.

wraygl    

She ought to be in the nut house. Put her there and keep her there!!

2454 days ago
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Zyskandar A. Jaimot    

BRITNEY is being held on CALIFORNIA's 5150 statute - mandating psychiatric evaluation. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS ANYONE'S GUESS??? Should have stayed with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and not got knocked-up by the human sperm donor K-FED or that slimy English Arab!!!

2454 days ago
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BOEING 787    

For her own safety Britney Spears should stay at the suggested fourteen days she is now
not just a danger to herself but to those around her, all she has been doing is running
about town and having fully public episodes.

2454 days ago
157.

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2454 days ago
158.

SHE'S AN ATTENTION WHORE    

Stupid SLUTney; she'll never get out of this one. She's definitely going to be in for the additional 14 days; in fact, if they don't medicate her too much, she'll be in there long term. Which works out great for me; the less I have to hear about this dumbass tit & snatch flashing slut, the better...

2454 days ago
159.

brett    

I wonder if Eddie Van Halen will sue Brit for being officially "5150"....

2454 days ago
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bipolar girl myself though lesser type (bipolar II)    

Really???
The medical team should be informing everyone that is Britneys so called support. Teaching them whats going on and how to deal with it. The family shouldn't be there and should be giving Britney time to discuss her own thoughts not them making it ABOUT themselves. No wonder Britney is completely confused etc. What is the reality they all fight OVER HER.
They need to grow up.
As for Sam, if there is a hitman out there that will do a freebie well... I think it will be a good thing.. Make it look like a complete accident thou. Otherwise Britney will blame herself.

2454 days ago
161.

Linda    

To #119, Elle. *Dr.* Phil is a quack.

To #120, Zoso. Bipolar disorder is a CHEMICAL imbalance in the brain. It CANNOT be controlled by willpower.

And a note: Having bipolar disorder does NOT make you crazy!

Linda

2454 days ago
162.

MSLAL5    

It's about time, hope they keep her. Sorry but she has no talent. Try listening to her with no music or special effects, she sucks!!! I can't understand how anyone can enjoy her singing!

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