Britney Spears: Bi polar or Postpartum depression?

Doctors at Promises, Britney’s rehab facility, believe her recently erratic behavior stems from a postpartum depression brought on by the birth of her sons Sean Preston Federline and Jayden James Federline. They have also considered the possibility of bipolar disorder but are leaning more towards postpartum depression. Her attempts at self medication with alcohol and other substance (to dull the pain) are why her problems spiraled out of control. The following are some risk factors for postpartum depression. It sounds like Britney has a few of the signs.

  • History of depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive thoughts or behavior, mania
  • Family history
  • Marital conflict
  • Prior episode
  • Low confidence as parent
  • Baby’s personality, health or disability
  • Single parent
  • Super woman syndrome
  • Hormonal risks (thyroid imbalance, PMS, infertility, etc.)