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Britney Spears

'Medical Issue'

Is Behind Conservatorship

8/23/2012 12:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823_britney_spears_article_tmzThere's a reason Britney Spears' conservatorship has lasted 4 1/2 years with no end in sight -- it's because she has a serious medical issue that prevents her from making consistently sound decisions ... TMZ has learned.

Documents were filed Tuesday in the conservatorship case, urgently asking the judge to seal certain records.  In the papers, lawyers for the conservators called the records "highly sensitive," adding "irreparable harm and immediate danger" would befall Britney if the documents weren't sealed.

Multiple sources with firsthand knowledge tell TMZ ... the records are medical documents outlining Britney's condition and treatment. 

We're told the singer has a disorder affecting her personality that can affect her state of mind.  We're told she is doing "extremely well" but needs the safety net of a conservatorship.

Sources tell us there is no plan to end the conservatorship, and the judge is completely down with it.

FYI ... there are 2 components of the conservatorship -- the personal and the business.  The personal conservatorship allows Jamie Spears and Jason Trawick to make life decisions for her.  The business conservatorship involves managing Britney's career and fortune.  As for the business side, we're told it will probably go on indefinitely because it has been incredibly successful.

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31.

LiLo's boy toy    

Poor gal didn't stand a chance with her parents

754 days ago
32.

verlinda    

So that explains it. She's probably bipolar. Right meds Celexa, Seroquel, or Clonazapam will help.

754 days ago
33.

Slash    

"a disorder affecting her personality that can affect her state of mind."

Ummm, isn't that ALL women??

754 days ago
34.

KissMint    

How sad, and she's giving advice/critique contestants on Xfactor... how interesting.

754 days ago
35.

Areader    

TMZ doing all they can to find out just what Britney suffers from and then post what obviously Britney and her team would not want posted is classless on the part of TMZ!

754 days ago
36.

TB    

Poor girl, I always thought she had problems, even back in the MMC days.

754 days ago
37.

john wayne gacy    

if that so be the case, we PLEASE want
the crazy britney to come back to us !!

754 days ago
38.

Lola    

Perhaps a combination of several disorders. Remember when she went through the phase of speaking with a british accent and the pink wig? If she has a disorder that affects her decision making, I don't think its fair for her family to keep her working like a puppet. Might be more beneficial for her retire from the industry. I agree her dad has done a good job keeping her affairs in order but now days it seems like she is just a zombie puppet.

754 days ago
39.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

Dis ho jus wacky and needs reglar meds to neutralize her mental defects and constant BAD FLATULENCE

754 days ago
40.

Yourkiddingmeright    

Why didn't they want the media to find out about this? Like its a huge secret bitch is crazy?!?!?!?

754 days ago
41.

bring back recent posts    

...TMZ...why don't you give this girl a break..and just stick too the X-Factor stories about here...NOTHING in this post in new...and probably hurtful too her...has this site not made enough coin on her misfortunes...perhaps you could cut her some slack...just saying........

754 days ago
42.

Yup    

C'mon, TMZ; quit playing around. Everyone, their friends, college roommates & their dog knows what the "medical condition" for dumbass sh*tney is: she suffers from a lack of inhibition. In other words, the thing that allows us to consider whether to do something, ol' sh*tney lacks. She can be easily talked into buying cars (she bought something like 15 of them in 2007, during the glorious days of the pink wigged sh*tney spears), buying homes (she bought 6 of them around the LA area & only spent time in 1 of them), investing in ridiculous things & making choices of who's going to manage her wealth (remember sam lufti?). Also, she can be easily talked into sex (remember, she flew down to Mexico to have topless pics & a sex tape made by the arab terrorist) and has no ability to say no. She's the ultimate LA girl; stupid, easy & slutty...

754 days ago
43.

Sparky    

American Idol is going to be hysterical, Britney to contestant "Your good, no your bad, wait no your good, just a sec.....your horrible...Oh I don't know what do you think Simon?

754 days ago
44.

obama'saracist    

glad she fixed the downward spiral and got the help she needed best of luck to her

754 days ago
45.

Jen    

I thought it was pretty common knowledge that Britney was Bipolar. She exhibited all the signs of having several manic episodes a while back before she was ultimately institutionalized.

I'm also sure everyone noticed that after she got out of the hospital she seemed to be getting herself back together. She's clearly medicated and doing okay now.

I don't know why people look down on her for clearly being manic-depressive. People are just ignorant.

754 days ago
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