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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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why cant tmz add a spam flagging tool so we can flag all these damn spammers

770 days ago

Really People?    

Poor girl I hope she gets help. Seems like a lot of celebrities go crazy and the younger they become stars the crazier and sooner they loose it.

770 days ago


So why aren't any of these people doing anything, like saying, "You're talking to yourself and answering, honey, come with me". Where is her family? It's obvious she's been doing some weird things lately.

770 days ago


So the ask ashley rage was real?

770 days ago


Ask Dan Schneider what's wrong with her, yes?

770 days ago


So, she's got Borderline Personality Disorder, or possibly is seeing the onset of Schizophrenia, and is self medicating with booze and weed. It happens, I see people like that everyday.

770 days ago


Can you say 5150? Any cop that pulls her over could throw her in the looney bin for a 5150. Put her away before she kills someone!!!

770 days ago


I am so saddened by this news!! I was so hoping she would snap out of it and get the help she needs to get her act together!! Where are her friends and family? Dear God, help this child!! :(

770 days ago


It is the personal responsibility of these people to stand-up and help this young woman and make contact with her family, right away!!! It would appear, that she has fallen into a state of schitzophrenia, due, drug use. This tends to happen to heavy drug users--however, one use of heavy drugs can lead to schitzophrenia. She needs help, and help now, and her family needs to file for a 51/50 hold on her, and for a full conservatorship over Amanda. Meanwhile, with Amanda proactively violating the suspended license ruling, the police need to arrest her for her own safety...and that of the public, given these reports of mental illness and drug use, as she is apparently using drugs while driving. God Bless Amanda:))) I really don't know her work, but I have always been a fan of her' a human being. If I personally knew her, or knew how to reach her, I would immediately do a intervention and say something, in order to save her life--a bright and worthy life.

770 days ago


"... 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"

A girl has potential serious mental issues, meaning she could hurt herself or others, and THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED??? GUTLESS F*CKING COWARDS. They should be ashamed of themselves; they're everything that's wrong with society today. Best thing these cowards can do is put a gun in their mouths & pull the trigger; it can't happen fast enough to suit me...

770 days ago


Where are her parents? Please help this poor girl before she goes Lohan!

770 days ago


I go to Equinox. To hell with Amanda Bynes, Marlene the manager is a STONE FOX!!

770 days ago

Sad sad    

Dat be crack

770 days ago


I still think I could bang her sane.

770 days ago


Sad story ... it sounds like she has some very serious issues and needs help badly. Her current behavior seems to reflect repeated irrational behaviors. The next step should be to contact her closest family members and get them involved in forcing her to get medical and mental evaluation she so desperately needs.
It is too bad it's so hard to get outside intervention to get help for those with psychiatric and addiction problems ... in other words, people who are not in a mental state to be able to make sound and rational decisions - not just for their well being but for others they might be harming or could harm - if they don't get help.

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