Friday, October 29, 2010

Psychiatrist Speaks About Why Miley is "Acting Out"

Miley Cyrus is reportedly getting a sexier because of her parent's divorce, according to psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman.

Doctor told Hollywood Life: "Now that we know her parents have been heading towards divorce, it’s no wonder Miley has been sliding down the slippery slope of increasingly provocative behavior. Her inappropriately sexual antics are a reaction to her fear of abandonment by her father. On top of this, he’s talking about wanting to be her friend, which is particularly damaging at this time. It is very confusing for Miley to fear losing a father, and at the same time, hear that he wants to be her friend. She needs a father not a friend. She has no adult guidance. Life becomes more complicated as one gets older, and it is even more complicated when one grows up in the public eye. She’s trying to figure out which parent is going to be her role model."

Dr. Mary Lamia added: "When adolescents are anxious or depressed they don’t show it the same way as adults. They show it by acting out. In general, ‘acting out’ behavior consists of drug abuse, sexual acting out, sexual behavior, or any behavior that distracts you or distracts other people. The typical behaviors are: drugs, sex, and over-stimulating activities."