Selena Gomez's mother recently admitted herself into the hospital after experiencing a mental breakdown. Gossip tabloid TMZ reported that Amanda "Mandy" Teefey, pictured right, checked herself into the hospital when she suffered a panic attack after arguing with her 25-year-old daughter about dating Justin Bieber again.
But a source close to the family confirms to PEOPLE magazine that Teefey wasn't admitted to the hospital due to her daughter's relationship with the emotionally unavailable 23-year-old singer.
The source said Teefey has a history of depression and the Christmas holidays are a stressful time for her.
“It’s been a stressful time for Mandy and she made the decision herself to go to the hospital and make sure everything was okay,” the source says. “This wasn’t just about Justin.”
The source adds, “It’s true her family doesn’t approve of Justin, but this wasn’t just over a fight about him.”
According to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that people experience a high incidence of depression.
On Tuesday, Justin stopped to chat with photographers after leaving Selena's Toluca Lake, Calif. house. Justin told the photogs that he was heading to the spa in his Christmas-wrapped Mercedes-Benz G-Class truck.
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