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How Britney's Second Psychiatric Hold Went Down

1/31/2008 11:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsTMZ has broken story after story in the middle of the night, detailing the second commitment of Britney Spears that occurred in the last few hours. For all of you who have just logged on, here's a summary:

Last night, Britney's new psychiatrist went to her home and felt she was a danger to herself and others -- partly because of her reckless driving and partly because of her "downhill behavior." As a result, the shrink launched a plan (days in the making) to have Britney committed to UCLA Medical Center by calling the cops.

Sources tell us the cops knew it was coming. In fact, the plan was for cops and paramedics to take Britney away the night before, but it was scrubbed. Last night, it all went down according to plan. Cops even used code to minimize craziness in transporting Britney to the hospital. Over the police radio, she was referred to as "The Package."

Before the cops arrived, the shrink told her she was going back to the hospital and she offered no resistance. She said, "Is something wrong?" She made hot chocolate and waited. Her mom, Lynne, got extremely agitated, accusing Sam of engineering the impending commitment. We're told Brit told her to "shut the hell up." She demanded silence, sat on the floor and wrote notes to people who were there as they waited. When emergency personnel arrived, Brit went on the gurney without resistance.
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When everyone arrived at UCLA, things got heated. Jamie Spears began screaming at Sam Lutfi, accusing him of trying to control Britney. We're told as far as the doctors are concerned -- at least for now -- Lynne and Jamie Spears are not calling the shots. The point guy for the docs is Brit's friend, Sam Lutfi.

Sources say after Britney's commitment earlier this month, she was extremely upset at her dad for getting angry at Sam and the hospital staff. Britney had lawyers draft several documents, however, we're told she did not sign a durable power of attorney giving Lutfi the power to make medical decisions on her behalf. Nevertheless, something was signed and doctors are going to Lutfi for guidance. Jamie went off on Lutfi in the hallway, accusing him of trying to control his daughter.

Britney has been calm in the hospital, even getting a "cigarette break."

Trashy Brit -- click to launchWe're told during the initial 72-hour stay she cannot be forced to take medication against her will. If, however, she refuses to take the meds, the plan is for the psychiatrist to go to court and have Britney held for an additional 14 days, during which time he could administer proper medications.

As TMZ first reported, Britney has already been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and has sporadically taken her medication. But one source says the meds just aren't doing the trick.

Oh, and get this. Lynne Spears drove to the hospital tonight with Brit's pap friend Adnan!

Stay tuned.
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Bipolar as well    

Tina... You are right, you do not "develop" bipolar you are born with it, however it does not display symptoms from the day you are born. The symptoms start displaying at some point in your life, some younger than others. Sometimes a stressful event will bring out symptoms of bipolar. I did not begin displaying symptoms of bipolar until I was 14, not diagnosed until 15. Many people do not begin to display symptoms until they are adults. My fathers symptoms did not get really bad until he was in his 40's. So it is possible that the birth of her children and the stress of her divorce has brought the symptoms on or worsened the symptoms.

2427 days ago
17.

Bipolar as well    

insane..
A year or two stay would not be helpful to her it would be harmful to her. She just needs a few months. You are obviously extremely ignorant about the treatment of mental illness.

2427 days ago
18.

Bipolar as well    

Christina...
Bipolar is not just severe highs and lows... look it up... bipolar can include hallucinations, delusions, and many more symptoms. Please dont downplay my disease like that... it is an awful disease to live with and I am so sorry to here that you think it is just severe highs and lows. Trust me... I wish that were the truth.

2427 days ago
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what an idiot    

WHAT A WASTE OF SPACE AND GOOD OXYGEN FOR THE REST OF US WHO LIVE NORMAL LIVES!! YOU REDNECK LOSERS WHO FEEL SORRY FOR THIS NO CLASS OR TALENT, DINGBAT, LOSER,SLUT NEED TO GET A LIFE AND GO BACK TO SCHOOL TO LEARN HOW TO SPELL. BIPOLAR MEDS NEED TO BE TAKEN DAILY WITHOUT ALCOHOL. ALCOHOL DESTROYS THESE TYPES OF MEDS. AFTER 72 HRS OF PSYCH EVAL THIS CRAZY, NO-TALENT LITTLE TRAMP, CAN BE ADMITTED FOR UP TO 30 DAYS W/O HER CONSENT IF SHE IS FOUND TO BE A DANGER TO HERSELF AND OTHERS. I SAY "DIE,BRITNEY,DIE"!!! I'M SO SICK FOR SEEING THIS CRAP EVERYTIME I LOG ONTO THE INTERNET TO DO MY JOB.YOU LOSERS THINK THAT TMZ AND THE PAPARAZZI ARE TO BLAME, BUT THIS LITTLE PSYCHO CALLS THEM EVERYTIME SHE GOES OUT SO HER NAME AND FACE ARE KEPT IN THE NEWS. I'M GLAD SHE LOST HER KIDS. HOPE SHE LOSES MUCH MORE!!

2427 days ago
20.

Marlena    

If something really terrible happens to her I hope all of you TMZ employees are haunted by the fact that you could have helped someone out but instead turned her darkest point in life into some circus. Seriously, how do you sleep at night?

2427 days ago
21.

jesus christ    

why do we care.....and wtf is with her getting a motorcade? i want one....do i need to show my crotch to get a motorcade?

2427 days ago
22.

*rosie*royce*    

wow the only way i see her maybe getting better (keyword maybe)is leaving the country,taking her meds and finding her sanity.she is really screwing her self outta what used to be a good life. no wounder she is such a mess...its cuz she knows her train wreck of a life is all that keeps her name in rotation.this ACT is no longer cute or entertaining but its sad!!! ha i was one of those tweens that was crushed when brit and justin split back in 2002...(thats right i admit it!!) now im starting to see why he left the nut.good lookin out justin. :-)

2427 days ago
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Jackie    

Could you just leave this poor girl alone. she as problems and needs help and well a new family. the people she calls freind aret. someone needs to show her this andt ell her that she is crazy and needs help.. She should just move out CA and go someplace else because she isnt doing well here.

2427 days ago
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sweetncountry    

Kudos to britt for doing ths! It takes major major guts to realize your problems and take them on! For all yawl with rude commets, i would like to say that none of us know her on a personal level, this is a woman/mother/sister/daughter, who we really only know through the media! They say what sells, and as humans in this society know this~! As a MOM i cannot even begn to imagine how she must feel without her boys,none of us can were not her,but i know i would go crazy, yes she PLAYS/SEEMS happy, why wouldnt she, if she let her true feelings out to the camers we would all say the same we are now,but most likely worse! She needs her boys back!END OF STRY~~~!!!!!

2427 days ago
25.

B    

SHAME on all of you wishing a human being who is ILL death and bad wishes. It could happen to anyone of us, anyone that you know of love. How would you feel??? Rich or poor, known or not known we are ALL HUMAN BEINGS
PRAY or have GOOD WISHES for someone who is in trouble or sick, or go stick your head up your butt and yell at yourself.
SHAME ON YOU

2427 days ago
26.

jth543210    

For those who always come back with "Why are we reporting this when there's a war going on???"....Where are you now?

As for me, I demand another news story about Britney, telling me exacty what hosptal food she likes to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (sarcastic)

2426 days ago
27.

Hang In There - God Loves You!    

Britney, you are doing the right thing. Listen to and trust your doctor right now. One of these days you will feel sooo much better, and will be better able to make decisions in your life. It is the only way to save yourself, and you WILL be happy again, have your career, and see your beautiful little boys. If you aren't sure who to trust (your parents or Sam), then place your trust solely on your doctor right now, and don't try to make any other decisions until you feel better. MOST people suffer some type of mental disorder or illness, depression at some point..antidepressants are the most prescribed medications today, so do not feel ashamed. Every person has or knows someone with some type of a problem. Hang in there, Britney! Please do exactly as your doctor says so you can get past this and on with a beautiful happy life!

2426 days ago
28.

Stefania    

Seriously, Brit needs loved ones around her, who want the best for her well being... The fact is that these so called "friends and family" are soley there for the ride... Don't know if Lynn really wants good for Brit! She (Brit) has a mental condition that needs to be taken care of! With the right people and love she can deal with these demons, and be the Britney we all know and love! Praying for you!

2426 days ago
29.

britneysorrow    

i never cared for britney, but on the same not i feel sorry for the girl, she cant do anything without the paparattzi snaping a pic of her, everyone needs to leave the girl; alone and let her get the help she needs, further more i blame not just her mom but kevin,the media, and everyone that has set out to hurt this girl including the judge that gave the gold digger the kids, of course he is a good dad .. the biggest loser would be a good dad when $$$$$$$$ in in the picture, help this girl and leave her alone to get the help she needs

2426 days ago
30.

John    

LEAVE HER ALONE!!@~!~!~!~!!~~!!~!~~!!~

2426 days ago
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