Britney Spears claims shaved head a result of post-partum depression

Filed under: Your Pregnancy, Celeb Kids, Life & Style, Celeb Parents, Rumors, Alcohol & Drugs, Media

There's a lot of spinning going on with respect to Britney Spears' recent bout of troubling behavior, and I'm not the one to untangle any web of misinformation (primarily because I don't really care). But what I do think is interesting and relevant to this website is that the latest word out of Britney's camp is that she never had a drug or alcohol problem to begin with. All of the strange and erratic behavior was caused by one thing alone: it was all because of post-partum depression.

Spears' father is upset because his daughter fired her longtime manager, who had made the decision to force her into rehab. Britney now says she is "praying" for her father and claims, "we never had a good relationship. It's sad that all the men that have been in my life do not know how to accept a real woman's love." In response to her father's lack of faith, Britney had a friend leak to the press that she upset and embarrassed about having gone to rehab, that she was always drug-free and what was really going on was simply post-partum depression.

Now I don't mean to downplay the seriousness of post-partum depression, but can that really be all that was going on during that month of wild partying that culminated in the Yul-Brenner-with-lipstick Britney? But isn't it Britney who is downplaying the seriousness of PPD by using it as an excuse for a bunch of embarrassing missteps? It demeans the plight women out there who have to deal with it without the benefit of an army of nannies, mannies, servants, publicists, and assistants? If it really was PPD, Britney, let's hear it from your doctor. Not from a friend whose only real interest here is making you look like less of a fool.

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