Troubled singer Britney Spears illusive behaviour could lead her to commit suicide, a Beverly Hills analyst and addiction expert has warned.
Marty Brenner said that the 26-year-old star is living in a "bubble of illusion" which "could end in suicide" if she doesn't get help.
"She's losing it now, and she's going to eventually lose it altogether if she doesn't get the help she needs," the New York Post quoted Brenner, as saying.
Though Brenner has not treated Spears, he thinks that the singer's wacky weekend in Los Angeles, where she made numerous gas station bathroom stops and hooked up with a member of the paparazzi, was an extension of her psychological problem.
"She's exhibiting bipolar signs and she's clearly fighting depression," claimed Brenner.
The troubled mother of two had her antics showcased on TV when she went on a busy road to snap a photo of a mural and got miffed when photographers refused to move out of her way.
Brenner insisted that this might be Britney's latest ploy for gaining attention after her 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn's announced her pregnancy.
"Britney now needs to cry out for even more attention. She's really going for it . . . no one stops to pee that many times. She has a major problem," he said.
Brenner theorized that Spears picked a photographer to fool around with because for her "it's a power trip."
"She thinks this guy's going to fix her. We've seen her do this before," he added.
Brenner also said that the reason behind Britney's bizarre behaviour is that she is not happy with what all is happening around her.
"She appears to be crazy. She is disconnected from life. Look how she changes outfits all day . . . she's saying, 'I don't like who I am right now, maybe I can change it,'" he said.
"Britney also doesn't listen to anybody. Her mom is out of the picture, her kids are gone and everyone surrounding her is enabling her world of illusion," he added.