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Amanda Bynes

Serious Mental Issues

9/15/2012 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0914_amanda_bynes_pollAmanda Bynes has much bigger problems than smoking pot and driving illegally ... there's evidence she has serious mental issues.

TMZ has spoken with a number of people who have had repeated contact with Bynes over the last few months, and the stories are consistent and disturbing.

Several people from her gym -- Equinox in West Hollywood - tell us, she has been showing increasingly alarming signs of delusional behavior.  One person says Amanda came to the gym Thursday looking dazed and began speaking with herself -- making comments and then answering back.

Another person says when Amanda was on the elliptical, she would stop suddenly and start "laughing hysterically for no reason."  She did this periodically throughout her workout.  This person says he's seen her dozens of times in the last few months, and says it's apparent her condition is "deteriorating."

Several of Amanda's neighbors echo the concern over Amanda's condition.  One tells us he observed her on several occasions having long conversations with inanimate objects.  Another person says people in her condo complex are aware of her condition and her conduct but haven't called her friends or relatives or authorities because they just don't want to get involved, given her profile.

Some of the people in the building have been upset over the last few weeks, because they believe the media is painting Amanda as a garden variety pothead and they say her problems are much deeper.

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fredrick Pims    

Maybe shes using hands free?

582 days ago
152.

GOD    

So couldn't you have used this information to help her rather than post it as a story? I know your business is the downfall of celebs, but this young girl needs serious help and I am sure you have the connections to get this info to the people who can help her.

582 days ago
153.

TMZ_Admin    

[Amanda.B] I'm not crazy! This girl keeps reading my mind!!
[A.Bynes] Wow. It's like... we're practically the same person.

582 days ago
154.

sataylo    

There must be something going on, because she always stayed out of the public eye when she was younger...

582 days ago
155.

Kali    

Has anyone actually made certain that she is smoking marijuana? This girl may have graduated to crack a long time ago. If she is combining prozac or risperdal with anything she's in deep doo doo. I know one thing about stoners, in no universe do they drive around smoking all day when they could be in the house on the couch. It would never happen.

582 days ago
156.

brown dynamite    

None of what they are saying says she's mentally unstable, I've been alone and thought of funny stuff and laughed to myself. Talking to yourself isn't abnormal either considering almost everyone does it every now and then. She has a drinking and a smoking issue, unless there is more convincing evidence, it's irresponsible to say she has serious mental issues.

582 days ago
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saynotolies    

Speaking as a Mother...CAN SOMEONE NOT HELP THIS POOR GIRL???? SHE OBVIOUSLY NEEDS HELP, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE'S ON METH!!! TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CLOSE TO HER, STOP F#UCIN SAYING YES TO HER...SOMEONE SAY NO !!!! THIS GIRL IS BREAKING MY HEART AND I REALLY WISH THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, (YOU TOO TMZ) WOULD STEP UP AND HELP HER INSTEAD OF LAUGHING AND COMMENTING ON HER BEHAVIOUR...COME ON HARVEY, DO YOU NOT KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP THIS GIRL??? I REALLY WISH I COULD TALK TO HER AND TRY TO HELP...IT JUST SADDENS ME TO WATCH HER DOWNFALL, WHILE EVERYONE ELSE JUST STANDS BY AND WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

582 days ago
158.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I'd go further and state unequivocally that 90% of Homowood's mental. This entire website is like a Homowood police blotter, that's only reason I come here, to see which Homowooder's off the rails today and which one's OD'd and what not... it the web has an azzzzhole and bowels, this site is it!! And likewise for Homowood, and why people in America still hold these junkies in high esteem is my mission to end. Dr's and Non Union teachers and the likes deserve the good money, not people playing in fantasy land telling the rest of us actually working out here in the world how and what to do and when to do it.

582 days ago
159.

some guy    

I think her friends and family have failed her. If this chick really does need help, why isn't there a voice of reason in her life to change the course of her self-destructive path.

582 days ago
160.

Cindy    

Where is her family? They should call a doctor immediately and she would be taken into medical custody. Instead, the tabloids are just waiting for her to kill someone so they can be the first to write about it! Someone, EVEN TMZ, can call 911 and alert them! Police will come, and she will then be held for medical clearance. DO IT TMZ! It's the right thing to do.

582 days ago
161.

Lmao    

So NOW people feel sorry for her? Before she was just some girl who was worse than Lindsey lohan, but NOW people are starting to say "oh, she's probably schizophrenic". It's been obvious for quite some time that she's needed help!

582 days ago
162.

Fabienne    

Does no one notice that she is NOT loud and obnoxious like the Lohan Mother/daughter team?
She doesn't seem to be blaming other people. If she's hopped up on something then no she must not drive etc. but stop saying she's a mental case. I like her a lot more than the one you're trying to compare her to. People want to see a gossip filled court case again. Just be patient, the usual one will be entertaining you again in no time. Don't peg Amanda.

582 days ago
163.

bittybaby    

Very sad. I wish her well and hope she gets the help she needs. Thought she was adorable in Big Fat Liar and on Nick Clarissa Explains it All. Get well, Amanda!!!!

582 days ago
164.

saynotolies    

AND ANOTHER THING....YOU DON'T ACT THAT WAY ON POT...YOU DO THOUGH WHEN YOUR SMOKING METH OR CRACK...WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN SHE ENDS UP KILLING SOMEONE OR HERSELF?????? I JUST REALLY WISH SOMEONE WOULD HELP HER GET BACK ON TRACK...

582 days ago
165.

Tom C.    

Umm, low-profile Bluetooth ear piece perhaps?

582 days ago
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