Dr. Drew Pinsky has defended Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer. He insisted that Leah made progress after she left rehab (the courts disagreed and took her twins away).
Dr Drew told The Rachael Ray Show he last saw Leah at the July taping of the Teen Mom 2 reunion (before she lost custody of her twins October 13).
Dr Drew says he cannot confirm the InTouch Weekly report that Corey Simms won primary custody of the twins but “[Leah] is a dedicated mother… If you saw the last reunion show, which is the last time I had contact with her, I believed she was making some progress.”
Dr Drew recalled the tense face-off between Leah and her ex-husband Corey (and his wife Miranda).
At the time Dr Drew advised Leah to take the confrontation as a positive sign that people felt she was strong enough to handle the truth.
“People around her were starting to really come down on her,” Dr Drew recalled. “When that starts to happen, that’s a real sign that the identified patient — whatever her condition is, mental health issue — is getting better. When somebody is aware enough that the people who have been so worried and frustrated around them can actually hear them that’s when they come down on them. So I told Leah that I thought that was a good sign and she should learn to tolerate it.”
How is Leah’s mental state after being treated in rehab for depression (and an alleged addiction to painkillers)? Dr Drew said “I certainly wish her the best. She is working very hard. It’s been a terribly painful and stressful time for her.”