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Amanda Bynes

Serious Mental Issues

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

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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Does she not have any family ? If she does time for a 72 hour geez :(

766 days ago

Blim Jameson    

"One tells us he observed her on several occasions having long conversations with inanimate objects. "

Maybe she was just working on her tribute to Clint Eastwood.

766 days ago


Nice share mate, thanks

766 days ago


Was she talking to a chair?

766 days ago


maybe she suddenly retired at 24 from acting because schizophrenia was setting in. right before she retired, she was kicked off a movie (hall pass with owen wilson) for being paranoid and fearful on the set.

766 days ago


Maybe Charlie Sheen will take her under his wing.

766 days ago


It doesn't make any sense that these people are more concerned about her public image than getting this girl some help.

766 days ago


With all the people she has probably worked with over the years, I hope there is someone close enough to reach out to this girl and try and help her, especially since someone else has said her own Father is in denial about this..
Hope things turn out alright for her before she makes a mistake that could cost her for the rest of her life..

766 days ago


Her father is a dentist.. And after her car accident with the cop -- her dad blamed it on the cop...said he pulled out in front of Amanda..and that Amanda blew a zero on the breathalizer and only acting crazy, because she was upset and irrational.. He also says that she is a good girl and people are going after her - because she chooses not work...


Sounds like her father is in denial... It is time to get this girl some help for whatever problem she has -- whether it is mental or drug induced...

766 days ago


Early signs of Schizophrenia. She needs some help ASAP.

766 days ago


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766 days ago


Don't even know who she is. What is tmz's new Lohan?

766 days ago

CC Fan    

In addition to this reporting of what a roadway hazard Ms. Bynes is, which no doubt generates TMZ revenue, it could hire her a camera-free car and chauffer.

766 days ago


this is a no brainer-this is what chronic chemical abuse does, it creates a toxic brain (remember this is drugs, this is your brain on drugs) it re wires a persons brain., oce the abuse is stopped, the brain begins to slowly again re-boot.very i'm gonna go have a nice talk with the stapler.

766 days ago


With a stint in Rehab and the right meds she would qualify to judge on XFactor.
She is lucid enough to drive/navigate traffic around LA, hit the gym put gas in her weapon etc, lock her up forrepeatedly breaking the law.

766 days ago
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