Amanda Bynes was tricked into another 5150 psychiatric hold in Los Angeles last Friday, and while involuntary holds like that usually have a window of 72 hours, hers has been extended for an additional two weeks, according to multiple sources, as she is still deemed to be a potential danger to herself or others.
Things don’t seem to be going too well for Amanda at the hospital, either – she’s apparently having to be heavily medicated because she keeps having episodes of lashing out, and she also hates her parents, now (as if she didn’t already):
TMZ broke the story … Amanda’s parents worked with Sam Lutfi to lure her from NYC to LA Friday. Lutfi convinced her to take a car service to what she believed was a Pasadena law office, where she would meet with a lawyer about suing her parents for abuse. The building was actually a mental facility. When she walked in the front door, she was restrained and involuntarily committed.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Amanda feels utterly betrayed and says her relationship with her parents is “destroyed forever.” Although she’s had a poor relationship with her dad, she had warm feelings for her mom … until Friday.
We’re told Amanda is in the women’s lockdown section of the facility … where she is showing fits of anger. Doctors are medicating her, but it takes time for the meds to kick in.
Here’s the long-term problem. As TMZ first reported … Amanda’s parents will seek and, almost certainly get, another conservatorship before she leaves the facility in 2 weeks — doctors got the 72-hour hold extended by 14 days. But everyone involved concedes … it will be extremely difficult to manage Amanda given her hatred for her parents.
Ugh, I really feel bad for this girl. She obviously has incredibly serious mental health issues, but the issue is, unless she’s institutionalized for the rest of her life, the same thing will keep happening over and over again. Once they let her out, she will go off her meds, which will then make the symptoms of her condition come back to the forefront, eventually leading to erratic behaviour, which will then lead to another 5150 hold, and on and on.