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Jason Russell Naked Meltdown ...

More Than Just "Dehydration"

3/19/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ's video of Jason Russell's naked rant and meltdown could be evidence of bi-polar disorder ... according to Dr. Drew Pinsky. But we'll explain why there's a good chance the "Kony 2012" director could be released from his 5150 hold and back home soon.

Plus, are dudes on "The Bachelor" forced to pop the question? Former bachelor Matt Grant stops by to tell us what goes down behind the scenes -- and explains why he actually feels sorry for Ben Flajnick. And breaking news as Oprah drops the hammer at OWN. Sorry, Rosie!
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(0:42) "Kony" director Jason Russell's naked meltdown -- we have video of it ... and all the latest details.
(3:29) Dr. Drew joins us live -- he says Jason was probably experiencing manic psychosis ... caused by bi-polar disorder.
(7:20) Why LiLo placed HERself under house arrest.
(10:10) Kris Jenner celebrates son's bday ... with a nude pic.
(11:50) Breaking news -- more information about Rosie O'Donnell's OWN show being cancelled.
(17:01) Phillip Phillip's hometown is trying to raise money to send his family to L.A. to watch him on "Idol."
(29:10) Matt Grant from "The Bachelor" joins us -- he says the show is incredibly unnatural ... and that he was pressured to put on ring on someone's finger.
(34:10) Speaking of sham marriages ... there's controversy on the set of "Real Housewives of O.C."
(41:01) Dwight Howard's baby mama -- Royce Reed from "Basketball Wives" -- calls in to talk about her custody battle.

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charles    

web people say HI back! thank you
and glad you are on hour earlier than 'vor

913 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

The 'Breaking News' Evan setup is damn lame. Get rid of that.

913 days ago
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Ann    

Is sears paying you for kim stories boycott SEARS

913 days ago
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Kaos    

Please clean up Hollywood. It is just so sad that the people many look up to are not receiving the proper help they need. Instead Hollywood is enabling the sad situation for such loved celebrates, celebrate off springs, and other such rich people. It is SIMPLY TIME TO CLEAN UP HOLLYWOOD.

913 days ago
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drestoper    

if that was a black man he would've been arrested

913 days ago
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onelove627    

I ALWAYS do this when I'm dehydrated!

913 days ago
22.

Manimal    

Of course...Captain Obvious Dr. Drew to the rescue!

913 days ago
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jak    

Dr. Drew should quit diagnosing people from a distance. He's an internist and addiction specialist not psychiatrist. He doesn't know this guy's history and that is necessary to make the diagnosis he is making. He can say the behavior could be a manic episode, but stop there. It could be other things too.

913 days ago
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rob    

What the heck does Charles constantly look at that's to his right and down a bit??? I'm thinking a monitor? but why keep looking at it. Sure, handsome guy, but every few seconds down go his eyes to the right...very distracting. Stop it Charles. Please.

913 days ago
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Tatsno    

Clearly this guy had a nervous breakdown. TMZ did the wrong thing by airing this. Hey Harvey..anything for viewership!

913 days ago
26.

Be a little inappropriate~    

Dr. Drew is a ****ing quack who thinks everyone is bi polar

913 days ago
27.

Pinkyfinger    

Told ya he was Manic....Lord give Him Rest, and therapy.

913 days ago
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1stTimeForEverything    

A fabulous opportunity to look at the symptoms of psychotic behavior...

Will it be picked up? Nah, never mind, back to the droll best served up hot.

911 days ago
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Pedroferreira1223    

Hi, I'm a brazilian Psychology student, and I've been following the news on Kony 2012 since its release. When I heard on the radio that TMZ had release the video and info about Jason's meltdown, I went for it and got extremelly disappointed with Dr. Drew's professional performance. He's trying to convince us that if you see anyone naked, spitting out dirty words and waving his arms, this person has a mental disease that, like every mental illness, will never be cured. According to Dr. Drew, there is not a single cir***stance in life that could have possibly led to this behavior. And more, he labeled Jason with Bipolar disorder, which is defined by a period of depression that intercalates with a mania or hipomania period, and a "normal" behavior period. Could Dr. Drew explain where did he see this pattern in those 30 seconds of meltdown? Now because of this IRRESPONSIBLE DIAGNOSIS a lot of people will believe Jason will never live a normal life without medication. This "doctor" hasn't even mentioned the fact, according to Time Magazine, that Jason hadn't slept for nine consecutive days before the meltdown. We know what happens to us when we don't sleep, and we know the illusions that people believe in when they are dehydrated. This could also be a psychotic chrisis, which might be a sign of schizophrenia or can never happen again! As a Psychology student, I'm ashamed with the low level of criticism that mental care professionals like Dr. Drew sometimes show.

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