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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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mrmomsuperstar    

Bath Salts.

767 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

With this being Hollyweird, this version of serious mental illness is called "acting".

767 days ago
108.

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baybek8s    

I wonder if Amanda is going through the same thing Brittney Spears went through? It is time for her family to step in and take control of this before ends up like Other poor celebs that passed away before their time. She said she was retiring from the business some years ago.She should have gotten out then.

767 days ago
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Meanie    

Issues? NO **** Sherlock!

767 days ago
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sonny    

This is sad. The onset of schizophrenia shows up in a person's twenties. It's clear she is showing signs of it and needs medication. She is probably trying to self-medicate herself with pot.

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John    

Whatever, 90% of these fame whores talk to themselves because they think they are in a movie 24/7. They are all bat**** ego maniacs. It's probably just hitting Amanda that she isn't going to make the transition to an adult celebrity. No one cares about her the way she thought they would and she is coping in her own f'd way.

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John    

Whatever, 90% of these fame whores talk to themselves because they think they are in a movie 24/7. They are all bat**** ego maniacs. It's probably just hitting Amanda that she isn't going to make the transition to an adult celebrity. No one cares about her the way she thought they would and she is coping in her own f'd way.

767 days ago
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rebroxanna    

One of the brightest young comediennes of the last 15 years. Hopefully she will be again. Shame on her former colleagues, co-stars, and bosses who did not realize something was wrong and try to help. Where was her family? Just asking.

767 days ago
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Becky    

Aww, I felt from the beginning that she was experiencing the onset of paranoid schizophrenia. Poor sweet girl. She needs to have a lot of help not condemnation. Drugs and alcohol make people lie, steal and cover up their wrongdoings. This young woman is delusional and self-medicating. She probably hears voices. I hope someone gets her the help she needs. Love you, Amanda. Find a good outpatient program and a doctor you can trust.

767 days ago
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Joey    

I think all of teh talking to herself is a scam. Trying to get attention and cover her fat A$$ in case she is arrested

767 days ago
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Robert Liguori    

Drive Safely, please: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC2SBX2nnUw&feature=related

767 days ago
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jetfanglo    

ya think ?

767 days ago
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Rhoda Penmark    

"Long conversations with inanimate objects"? Sounds like her film career.

767 days ago
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go home!    

Well TMZ, thank YOU for bringing attention to the help she desperately needs because it sounds like no one around her has the balls to get involved and help the poor girl. This makes me so sad, I loved her when she was on What I Like About You, she was a little firecracker. Can't someone do a 5150 on her? Considering she keeps getting behind the wheel when she has a suspended licenese and multiple accidents shows she is a danger to herself. Her family needs to step up and do whatever it takes to HELP THIS GIRL!!! I mean seriously, is Jamie Spears the only man out there that had the sense to help his daughter?!! No one is helping Amanda Bynes.

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