Washington, Jan 18 : Britney Spears has been warned by a top U.S. psychologist, that she'll die in six months unless she gets the needed treatment for chronic mood disorder cyclothymia.
In the hope that the 26-year-old singer will seek medical help, Dr. Lillian Glass has gone public with her diagnosis.
The renowned Beverly Hills doctor gave her warning comments while talking to America's Globe mag.
"Unless Britney is locked away or put into a treatment program, she is going to die in six months - or even sooner. In my opinion, she suffers from cyclothymia, a chronic mood disorder in which short periods of mild depression are followed by short periods of hypomania," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
She added: "That explains why one minute she (Spears) can appear perfectly sane and the next she's exhibiting totally crazy behaviour." Dr. Glass tells the publication, She's definitely a candidate for suicide if she isn't treated immediately."
The diagnosis supports her recent meltdown at her home when she locked herself and her son in a bathroom at the end of a visitation term and refused to come out for three hours. This led to her being admitted to hospital strapped to a stretcher.