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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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Beer Baron    

"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..."

So instead of letting her family know she's bat **** insane, they tell TMZ. People these days are retarded.

736 days ago
287.

ryan    

Wow seriously, people act like Amanda Bynes is the 1st person to hit a pipe of weed in a car.This makes her crazy? I dont believe half the **** my friends tell me and im supposed to beleieve her neighbors? Her neighbors probably never even said hello to the girl.

736 days ago
288.

kass    

Could Amanda be showing the on set of schizophrenia? Unlike lohan who's a classic narcissist.

736 days ago
289.

so and so    

"speaking with herself -- making comments and then answering back."

maybe she is talking on the phone using a bluetooth earpiece...
just like all of those seemingly crazy people you encounter at the grocery store.

735 days ago
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redfingernalz    

I'm sorry but I talk to inanimate objects too, and animals. Humans are damn annoying that doesn't make me crazy

731 days ago
291.

Prometheus    

I'm calling McCarthyist bandwagon here with a mix of Tall Poppy Syndrome.
Testimony is never really evidence, and this sounds more like the rantings of jealous low-achievers.
No likes seeing a young person earn a lot of money, everyone hopes to see them spend it all because that's what they're "supposed to do."
This is drama because people like drama, even if costs someone their safety or very life.
Shame on all of you opening your mouths without a shred of evidence and relying on gossip.

566 days ago
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Leopold butters Stotch     

As long as she ain't passing gas at the gym, I could careless if she is laughing hysterically.

488 days ago
293.

laney    

that sounds very much like schizophrenia

486 days ago
294.

Ness    

I hope she will not give harm to any animal as I'm pretty sure she will if she has a chance.

483 days ago
295.

Tankgirl    

She has to be on drugs other than weed. Weed doesn't make you act like a ****ing spaz.

482 days ago
296.

ragu4u    

It sure is easy to be tempted to jump on the band wagon of haters who constantly dis this young lady. However, having someone dear to me afflicted with similar type issues (minus the lavish wealth & lifestyle) I have to feel extremely sorry for not only her but her family as well. There may be many, many causes for her behavior from things self induced or from outside influences. If her parents have tried to help her but feel they have failed I hope they realize that there is only so much they can do and they should not let her bring down whatever happiness they may still have left. Support her in getting help but ultimately the change must come from within Amanda herself. The key is for Amanda and her parents to NEVER totally give up on one another.

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