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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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106.

Yuk Suk Tu    

Beyotch is just plain cwazy!!! Nothing new. My retarded cousin has more talent than this mental case. Go back to the funny farm and sip on Fantas all day long. Haaa.

701 days ago
107.

Jess    

She has Bi-Polar disorder... They just dont want anyone to know. When shes having a manic episode like she did when she shaved her head/effed up that car with an umbrella,talked in a British accent for weeks - that requires someone to be her financial representative in charge of her direct access to her money. Here they're terming it a conservatorship as not to connect it to her having Bi-Polar Disorder, so she isn't 'stigmatized' publicly or in the industry. But I deal with Bi-Polar patients on a daily basis and I can tell you with 100% certainty that that is what Britney Spears 'Issue' is.

701 days ago
108.

It's Dave    

Mental illness usually starts to manifest in your 20s. We all witnessed Brit's 20s so this announcement doesn't surprise me. I think she should give up performing and just go enjoy her life with her kids. She's worth a fortune so she definitely doesn't need the paycheck. She could always hit up a studio now and then if she felt she needed a creative outlet.

701 days ago
109.

mizdg    

I wish Britney would actually talk about the incident and the tough year that we watched her fall apart. Many people suffer from these types of disorders. It might help them to realize that even celebrities have been there and found a way through help or medication to lead "normal" lives.

701 days ago
110.

Rolm    

It is no secret that this skank was using heavy drugs since the age of 15 and she fried her brains. Bottom line she is crazy and she will get worse with age not better.

701 days ago
111.

jimi    

i didn't know that "batsh$t crazy " was a medical condition

701 days ago
112.

Jim in Cali    

IF Britney wasn't rich there would be no conservatorship or "medical issue" Totally BS

701 days ago
113.

truthteller    

Borderline Personality Disorder fits more than anything else. Currently, there really is no medication or therapy that can keep it completely under control. Many people suffering from bipolar disorder can be medicated or learn to control themselves through therapy. That is not the case for Borderline Personality Disorder. In fact, many therapists will actually "fire" their patients suffering from this because there is just no real way to help them.

701 days ago
114.

Brian52    

I read she has an IQ of 91, perhaps that is the reason

701 days ago
115.

JanetofLA    

It could be a simple anxiety disorder, and all this is done to amp the seclusion factor. This way she won't need to appear for those court cases that are still pending.

701 days ago
116.

Woody725    

Just a cover story for another out of control junkie

701 days ago
117.

Gale    

Maybe after she is drained of making money for her music, she will move on to her disorder to make money. Bless her heart , she will never know true love, always the cash cow.

701 days ago
118.

Bob Dobbs    

schizophrenia most likely

701 days ago
119.

Malissa    

She's bi-polar, its been proven AND do***ented.If she takes her meds properly she'll live a normal, drama free life.

701 days ago
120.

Jess    

She has Bi-Polar disorder... They just dont want anyone to know. When shes having a manic episode like she did when she shaved her head/effed up that car with an umbrella,talked in a British accent for weeks - that requires someone to be her financial representative in charge of her direct access to her money. Here they're terming it a conservatorship as not to connect it to her having Bi-Polar Disorder, so she isn't 'stigmatized' publicly or in the industry. But I deal with Bi-Polar patients on a daily basis and I can tell you with 100% certainty that that is what Britney Spears 'Issue' is.

701 days ago
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