The good folks over at UCLA are detoxing Britney Spears to rid her system of all the incorrect meds she’s been taking. The doctors say she had been misdiagnosed with ADD and been prescribed Adderall, which is the equivalent to taking amphetamines. Page Six reports: Detox is especially helpful in cases where the patient may have been misdiagnosed and administered medication that might have exacerbated or altered the person’s symptoms. So in laymen’s terms, Britney’s ADD med was making her a raving lunatic.
We are still unsure why she was taking so many laxatives a day, but that’s another issue all together.
"You have lots of people who have manic symptoms of bipolar disorder wrongly diagnosed with attention deficit disorder,” says Dr. Ablow, author of Living the Truth. “But if you put those people on stimulant medication, you can make them worse by driving them into the highest highs of their disorder.”