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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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Olayinka    

she need help,poor girl..more news and gist here at www.gistyinka.com

676 days ago
62.

FLO    

Amanda Bynes parents should choose while they still can " Funeral Arrangements" OR "Psych Hold"

676 days ago
63.

randomnone    

DMX also has mental issues but he also went to jail!!! Whatevs TMZ your tires and tested method of 'demonise and then garner sympathy' is played out. In case you didn't know, pot makes you delusional. People hallucinate and become paranoid. Get your stuff together TMZ. Have finally had it with your white privilege people! We don't care!

676 days ago
64.

VICTOR    

After six month of bullying and stalking her, TMZ is suddenly concerned about Amanda's mental health,
maybe TMZ pushing her to the edge is a part of the problem.

676 days ago
65.

LK    

5150

676 days ago
66.

KathyS    

I hope she gets help. She has a sweet face and is a funny actress. But she is one of those who probaly supported heer family all her life. My kids watched her on tv for years. I hope she gets help.

676 days ago
67.

InTheKnow    

After the third accident I assumed she either had a drug problem or a mental health problem. The behaviors described above could be either Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia. Hopefully, not the later. And also, hopefully, someone in her circle will intervene and get her help.

676 days ago
68.

Maria    

people do know that smoking too much pot can make you go into a psychosis, right?

676 days ago
69.

Nancy    

WHERE THE HELL IS HER FAMILY?!?!?!? Take away her car keys and the car and get your daughter/friend/sister SOME HELP YOU F'N MORONS. She is either going to kill someone or herself. What the hell is wrong with you people?!

676 days ago
70.

Blueyz133    

So she is obviously in distress, and it's even being suggested that she has mental health issues. And what does TMZ do, exploit it. I get that Harvey likes to make money, but really?Just like TLC's Hoarders, anything to make money, even exploiting mental illness. They should be ashamed!

676 days ago
71.

stargazer    

There are plenty of drugs (both dr. prescribed and otherwise) that will cause people to do things like that. I kind of doubt she has an actual mental condition. If she did, it would have been noticed one of the many times she's been arrested/pulled over. Also, if it is really happening, then why are the people going to gossip sites about it instead of reporting it to authorities or attempting to get her help? Says a whole lot about the "sources".

676 days ago
72.

Kait    

seriously? you guys have nothing better to do than sit around watching celebrities go to the gym and live their life? Amanda is doing nothing wrong but living her life; everyone smokes pot & just because shes famous it shouldnt be the headline of an article. Your literally paid stalkers & its disgusting

676 days ago
73.

ali    

She just got that much hotter.

676 days ago
74.

Fn64    

Look how badly the media can **** up your reputation within a week, Most of this **** has got 2 sides to the story and the half is bull****. You lot are *******s you don't understand how bull**** spreads and you can't do nathan bout it

676 days ago
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I prefer Amanda Bynes over Britney Spears!

676 days ago
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