I was going to do a post about the horrible circus in which this young woman seems to be fair game, but why scrawl on it myself when Alastair Campbell has already written about it.
Just to add that as a woman of the same age as Britney, with friends of the same age, I know that if we were subject to the same degree of scrutiny from our early teens it would be nothing short of torture. The argument that she is a role model to younger girls simply does not stand up any more. The attempts to diagnose her not only set her back but do a great disservice to anyone else in a similar position. I wonder what she has to do to be left alone, and what possible mechanism can be used to restrain the speculation?