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Amanda Bynes Is Refused Leave From Psych Hospital

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Amanda Bynes is still on 5150 psychiatric hold after setting a fire in some woman’s driveway, but she’s none too pleased about it and wants to get the hell out. She’s been trying to get her lawyer to get a judge to let her go since she can apparently take care of herself and doesn’t need watching, but the court’s been like, “Nah, you’re good, you chill right there for a minute.”

From TMZ:

Amanda appeared before a judge in the psych ward, as her lawyer argued there was no legal basis to hold her for the two additional weeks … sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

Our sources say Amanda’s lawyer argued at today’s hearing the actress was capable of caring for herself and she was not a danger to others.  As we reported, Amanda is actually doing a lot better since doctors have started giving her a cocktail of meds.  We’re told there are clear signs Amanda is schizophrenic.  In the end the judge agreed with the doctors, that Amanda needed to stay in the hospital because her mental situation is still precarious.   Amanda does not acknowledge she has a mental illness, and doctors believe there’s more than a good chance she would not take the meds that have stabilized her if she’s out on her own.

Damn, that’s crazy. To be honest, I’m really glad she’s getting the help she needs because if she hadn’t been taken in when she was, I don’t know how much longer she would have survived or what would have happened. Shit was getting that bad. Here’s hoping through some intense therapy and maybe a bit more time, she will come to accept her issues and get evened out a bit.

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  • I really thought her shenanigans lately were just attention-seeking. I’m glad she’s getting help.

  • I was gonna comment on this story but I just looked over my shoulder and saw a coworker on the CNN politics website. this is more worrisome.

  • Schizophrenia normally manifests in early to mid-twenties. It’s just sad for her because this is something she will deal with for the rest of her life. My neighbor’s grandson was diagnosed after he tried to kill himself. He was doing better, but quit taking his meds (as they say Amanda will do as well) and got out of his mother’s house. He spent 15 hours in the snow and the tips of his fingers had to be removed from frostbite. Just because she may not be a danger to others doesn’t mean that she isn’t still a danger to herself.