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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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Feya    

Sounds like Schizophrenia. First episode? Drug induced?

666 days ago
182.

Larry    

poor girl. If this is true and not a bunch of people saying crap just to be talked about on TMZ.
If it is true Somebody needs to step in and help her b4 we loose a very talented and beautiful person.

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183.

Heather    

Posting this is helping her how? Hoping for another Britney type of meltdown huh TMZ?

666 days ago
184.

Loveoff    

Schizophrenia typically begins to appear in late adolescence or early adulthood, with the first major psychotic break usually occurring between the ages of 18 to 31. She may be self medicating as a coping mechanism

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Madam Obvious    

She could be exhibiting symptoms of the onset of schizophrenia, which can be exacerbated by habitual dope smoking. This sounds pretty serious, she needs a mental health assessment, pronto. Scizophrenia is a very serious and incurable mental condition.

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186.

J    

Get this girl some help already!!!

666 days ago
187.

Jill    

You wanna know what's really going on with Amanda? Do a little google search of her and Dan Schenider. I guarantee you will be horrified at what you find.

666 days ago
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sean    

where did my comment go... oh thats right... right up the ladder through the govt and out the window cause its true... bye b-b

666 days ago
189.

sean    

you all have to check your facts before making slandering statements and threats about her... she is employed, she doesnt have to work in a movie to collect royalty checks, and check all of your facts worldwide before making comments just to try and get a pennys worth of her time... the only heads need to be checked are her criminal neighbors and fake representations from all people. the girl is smarter then you all.

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190.

arale norimaki    

amanda please! You have smoked yourself retarded.

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anonymous    

I produced/directed and wrote a film called Murder Inside of Me that revolved around schizophrenia. I have 2 younger brothers who both suffer from the condition. One is institutionalized; so I rather well versed in the condition. It usually strikes men in their early to late teens. In women in their 20s. Although there is no evidence that drugs bring on the condition; drugs are often used to cope and quiet their over active thoughts. Whether she has a family history or not she must be evaluated post haste. This condition does not go backwards; but if it can be medicated it can be stopped. That is called cementing. Hopefully someone who reads this and is in a position to do something will step up... the clock is ticking. Much love Amanda. I wish I knew you; I'd drag you in to be evaluated.

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192.

dork    

the pots ok, but that drivin drunk is not acceptible...

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193.

16incher    

Hopefully she comes out with a sex tape soon...

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citychic3000    

BIG LIE! My 84 yr old father's accountant lives there too. Most neighbors don't know Ms. Bynes & at least two of the neighbors were approached by papparazi & told that Amanda has been on the news lately & has problems with the law which frightened them. THEY ARE NOW REPEATING what was told to them. I wish TMZ would talk to her family or friends who really know what is going on. Neighbors gossip and in order for me to BELIEVE this story and believe that the police are AFRAID OF AMANDA BYNES MORE THAN THE CRIPS AND THE BLOODS who also DRIVE DOWN VENTURA BLVD!!!

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Sara    

Maybe she isnt smoking pot maybe she is smoking that spice crap. That **** is dangerous; it makes people have psychotic episodes, delusions, psychosis the whole way...... Or it could be pills and pot. Makes you high as gas. Gives you that stoner look. Like you are off far far away somewhere.

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