Britney Spears checked into UCLA Medical Center on Thursday at 1:30AM and is currently going through a detox process at the hospital.
Spears is being evaluated for her condition so she can be given the proper medication to treat her bipolar condition.
“It’s often helpful to clear the decks under medical supervision and get back to the drawing board and decide, ‘What have we been dealing with here?’” Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist who has not treated the pop star, tells PageSix.
“You have lots of people who have manic symptoms of bipolar disorder wrongly diagnosed with attention deficit disorder,” says Dr. Ablow. “But if you put those people on stimulant medication, you can make them worse by driving them into the highest highs of their disorder.”
Spears is expected to stay at UCLA for another 3-14 days. After she is discharged from the hospital her parents plan on taking her back to their hometown in Kentwood, Louisiana so she can recuperate.