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Admitted to psych ward: Is Jodi just acting?

  • Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder
  • Arias moved to new jail; under suicide watch

A day after an Arizona jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder, the 32 year old was admitted to Lower Buckeye Jail's psychiatric ward in Phoenix, AZ.

Although authorities say she under constant supervision, debate has sparked over why Arias is really there.

“If somebody's in a psychiatric ward -- if a clinician takes that responsibility -- she has to meet the criteria to be there,” HLN’s Dr. Drew said Thursday night. “It’s not just manipulation.”

He continued, "[If she is] somebody who started to collapse -- started to cave -- it can get pretty wild.  I wonder if this is a complete collapse and she's falling

However, attorney Mark Eiglarsh strongly disagreed with Dr. Drew over the issue.

"I think this is not about someone with a psychiatric problem," Eiglarsh said. "I think this is someone with a defect in character. She's acting like she has some psychiatric problem. It is just somebody who is p**sed that the jury has condemned her to two options, [life or death].”

Watch the heated debate in the video player above.

"Dr. Drew On Call" airs Monday through Thursday on HLN at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter @DrDrewHLN.

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