TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

411 COMMENTS

No Avatar
121.

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.

679 days ago
122.

Sunset    

Her family needs to get a conservatorship over her like Britney's family did! She is going to kill someone or herself if they don't. They make me sick for not doing anything and the same for these people in her condo complex and gym. Call the police or her family when you see her talking to herself so she can be put on a 5150 hold for her safety and the safety of others. To not do anything is horrible!

679 days ago
123.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If one of my neighbors was acting like they have a mental problem, uh, I don't have the phone numbers to their friends or family. I'm sure the authorities will tell me being mental is not a crime and unless the person is a danger to themselves or others, myob.

And TMZ, did you call anybody? I'm sure if you did, it was for a quote, not because you're worried about her.

679 days ago
124.

Joao    

She's not mentally ill. The LAPD and the Californian Celebrity Courts are mentally ill for not carrying out its civic responsibility that their being paid to do instead of giving celebrities breaks. Of course she doesn't take anything seriously... neither does the powers that be.

679 days ago
125.

Spewb    

This is asinine !!!!!!!! She is so tragically sick in the head and yet manages to get in a good workout??? You obviously have little experience with mental illness. There are lots of reasons that people appear to be talking to themselves and laughing out loud for no apparent reason, one is called a bluetooth.

679 days ago
126.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

sounds like onset of schizophrenia and the weed does not help one bit shouldnt mock the poor girl it is a real disease

679 days ago
127.

Dylan    

amanda needs a penis to blow.
i will provide it for her.

679 days ago
128.

PM2901    

Her neighbors have no right to be upset by her portrayal in the media if they, themselves, who KNOW her personally won't even get involved! Remember when the whole world watched Anna Nicole Smith publically intoxicated and medicated and slurring her words on TV and the whole world (including the cops) sat back and did nothing. . .including the police. This is where this story is headed. The paps could give two ****s about Amana Bynes. I guarantee you they just finished writing her obituary so that they can say they were the first to report her death.

679 days ago
129.

KLM    

Sounds like schizophrenia. She is of an age where it would start to manifest. That would explain her disturbing behavior in a short time....going from normal to this in a few months. Two years ago, she was a completely normal, together person & now look at her.

679 days ago
130.

Phreaky    

And now it sounds like her dad has hired a PR team with the goal "Create sympathy for her!"

679 days ago
131.

rhonda    

here is yet another hollywood starlet boarding the crazy train, are they getting a group discount ?

679 days ago
132.

Sarah    

TMZ you should be ashamed of yourselves I watched that video of her driving yes I know she should not be driving BUT the way you were harrassing her was disgusting and sickening. Even the woman whose car she hit was heard saying something that it was your cameramen's fault for following her about that's why he started saying "oh it wasnt me that made her do it". This is harrassment and you are trying to push her over the edge so she can be some next Lindsay Lohan. I dont know whats going on in her life but why are you going around to everyone that has seen and knows her to get information about what shes doing?? That is none of your business and should be private she has obviously quit showbusiness because she wants to have privacy so let her be. You have been harrassing her for months now and its funny how its only TMZ that are always around when she hits a car or doing anything else. I think she is showing signs of a breakdown and you having a team of creepy men following her is clearly making her worst

679 days ago
133.

Sarah    

TMZ you should be ashamed of yourselves I watched that video of her driving yes I know she should not be driving BUT the way you were harrassing her was disgusting and sickening. Even the woman whose car she hit was heard saying something that it was your cameramen's fault for following her about that's why he started saying "oh it wasnt me that made her do it". This is harrassment and you are trying to push her over the edge so she can be some next Lindsay Lohan. I dont know whats going on in her life but why are you going around to everyone that has seen and knows her to get information about what shes doing?? That is none of your business and should be private she has obviously quit showbusiness because she wants to have privacy so let her be. You have been harrassing her for months now and its funny how its only TMZ that are always around when she hits a car or doing anything else. I think she is showing signs of a breakdown and you having a team of creepy men following her is clearly making her worst.

679 days ago
134.

dominic     

I laugh at random **** when I'm at the gym high as wiz khalifa after he got his first check. she can't be that crazy though...well you never know...nah... i remember her from nickelodeon.. but still... she could be nuts.. at least she's not in jail... Now

679 days ago
135.

zeitgiest    

its not mental issues its called going to the gym high ....the mental issues are for those who care about how a celebrity (that they will probably never meet) is spending their time and money

679 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web