There have been several reports attempting to parse the conservatorship of Britney Spears as handled by her father, her fiance, her management, and her lawyers, over the course of years. Most of these reports are from the tabloids, with Us Weekly sources conjecturing ad nauseam about the singer’s behaviour on the set of X Factor and how, even before the first day of auditions, her nerves were showing and she was anxious about her performance.
A source told the magazine: “Doing X Factor may lead her back into meltdown territory. She gets extremely nervous and anxious. She’s hard on herself and not very confident. For her, it’s all input as stress. This is a lot of change at once for Britney. She’s coming undone. She really is starting to seem loopy and not right. She is so happy one minute and sad and crying the next. Her emotions are fragile. She is very scared and overwhelmed by the thought of it. Now that she’s gotten financially stable again, she is starting to let loose and let old demons come out.”
And all of the attention and scrutiny is a departure from her quiet personal life: “She has a very simple life that doesn’t require her to go out very often. Everyone she needs to see comes to the house. She gets her hair done or spray-tans at home. She is definitely lonely and doesn’t have friends.”
A source told RadarOnline.com, the real reason for her incessant walking away from the X Factor judging table, as permitted by her contract, is un-medicated ADHD. She was reportedly diagnosed as a teenager but, at this point, ADHD meds would clash with her other meds, so she needs frequent mental health breaks: “Britney was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in her teens and used to take medication for it. The medication helped her deal with it, however, she can’t take it now because it interferes with the other medications she takes for her mental health issues. Britney’s current team of doctors strictly prohibit her from taking Adderall or Ritalin, which are commonly given to people with ADHD. Simon was made fully aware of Britney’s medical history before the contract was signed, so this certainly isn’t a big surprise that she needs to take breaks during the audition process. Look, Britney basically has the attention span of a 10-year-old at times. It’s not alarming to Simon at all and he is fully supportive of Britney doing whatever she needs to do during filming.”
However, the star thinks everything’s under control, to the extent the conservatorship need to be severed. Severance meaning there would be no legal nor court-mandated-medicinal panacea were she to break down again.
“Britney very much wants the conservatorship to end, she doesn’t understand why it has gone on this long,” a family source says.
“Britney is now a judge on a national hit television show, which will be live when it airs this fall. Britney feels she is ready to regain control of her life now.”
“Britney’s dad, Jamie, has conservatorship of her personally and professionally, and this has been going on now for almost four-and-half years. When she signed on to become a judge for The X Factor, Simon Cowell suggested that Jason Trawick become one of her conservators because Jamie didn’t want be on set with Britney.”
“Jason is basically in charge of Britney’s life now, and Jamie hasn’t lived with her in a years. Britney’s doctors just don’t feel she is ready for the conservatorship to end though, as she has a very complicated mental health diagnosis. However, Brit is hopeful that once she proves herself on X Factor this will be the impetus for the conservatorship to end.” - via RadarOnline.