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Old 02-01-2008, 09:39 PM
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I'm not a big fan of Britney Spears, but I've been feeling really bad for her over the last couple of days. The press is reporting everything about her condition, and about her behavior on the psych unit. Do we really need to know that the doctors put her on Seroquel, Lithium, and Depakote? I really hope that the information isn't coming from within the hospital.

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:31 AM
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I was thinking the same thing. I'm a little shocked at how much attention she's getting. But then I guess a small part of me is grateful that there isn't something worse going on in the world to report on, kwim?

Anyway, it's obvious something is seriously wrong with her and my feeling is that I can't believe it's taken this long for her to be committed. It's hard to base an opinion only on what the media feeds us, but it looks like she's in pretty bad shape.

Her youngest is only 1... I wonder if it's some sort of post partum psychosis/depression?
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:28 AM
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It's funny you should mention Britney because just yesterday I was thinking the same thing. I'm not a big fan of Britney either but I watched a video on You Tube that showed her acting so scared talking in the faux British Accent and the photo hounds just kept snapping and snapping the photos. There is no doubt that something is seriously wrong with her and yes, she's a "public figure" but for God's sake, leave her alone to heal!
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Have to agree with the comments so far. There seems to be an assumption (by the papparazi) that they actually own the lives of the rich and famous. My questions re: Britney are - who is feeding them the information all the time? Is it her family, management or whatever? When is it ever right for a motorcade of ambulances, police and press to be beamed around the world in the way that was?
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I saw a photo of Britney last night after I put up this post. She looked so lost and afraid. She didn't look like herself at all. It's really sad.

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Mother Jones!!! wash your mouth out... 'Poor Britney Spears' my A$$. She is spoilt with the fame and lifestyle going to her head.

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Her youngest is only 1... I wonder if it's some sort of post partum psychosis/depression?
For it to be this she would have to be looking after the kid in some way. Its more like she gave birth and went back to her lifestyle.

It is a pity to see this happen to such a talent, and I think that someone should have been looking out for her, not her family or friends as they are involved in her life too closely enjoying the publicity and the money. Where is the manager, he/she should have been there protecting their investment (Britney). It is probably a good thing that she has finally been committed it might lead to her cleaning up and getting her life back on track.
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Mother Jones!!! wash your mouth out... 'Poor Britney Spears' my A$$. She is spoilt with the fame and lifestyle going to her head.
PJ, I respectfully disagree. Her behavior is not one of being spoiled, but one of a truly mentally ill person. Whether her problems started with her drug use or not, she is ill. I'm leaning towards the fact that she was probably a little ill before her fame.

Again, I'll state that I would not pay to see a Britney concert; nor do I think she's a great talent, but constant badgering of anyone (even me) would put me on edge, and if you are on edge to begin with, it can only make matters worse.
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I have to agree with MyOwnWoman. There is much more going on than simply a spoiled young woman. We only see what the media shows us, which probably isn't the full picture... however it is probably too much. It is a very sad situation, and really has gotten out of control.

Postpartum depression/psychosis... I have wondered that for a little while now. Looking at the timing of a lot of the events, it might fit. Although the latest gossip websites are reporting that she is bipolar. I have to wonder where all these leaks regarding her condition and care are coming from...

And Pj's comment "For it to be this she would have to be looking after the kid in some way." There is more to postpartum depression/psychosis than just having to take care of a baby. There are a lot of hormone changes going on. Mothers who give their babies up for adoption can develop postpartum depression. Really, those kids are lucky that they have had other caregivers available while their mom has been going through all of this.
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And Pj's comment "For it to be this she would have to be looking after the kid in some way." There is more to postpartum depression/psychosis than just having to take care of a baby. There are a lot of hormone changes going on. Mothers who give their babies up for adoption can develop postpartum depression. Really, those kids are lucky that they have had other caregivers available while their mom has been going through all of this.
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This is WAY past "acting out" and into serious illness. I guess after her 5150, she was put on a 14-day hold. They have to have serious reasons for this, you have to essentially prove the patient is not well enough for release.

My niece was diagnosed bipolar and borderline without a hint of suspicion until she was 22 years old. It's more than sad - it's laughing and ridiculing a mental illness.

This is not "rehab" material for the tabloids.

This is this woman's life.

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