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Amanda Bynes

Flees

To New York City

9/23/2012 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Amanda Bynes bolted out of L.A. this weekend and thankfully headed to a city where public transportation is readily available ... the Big Apple!

Witnesses who spotted Amanda in NYC tell TMZ ... the actress was aimlessly wandering around Midtown for hours on Saturday.

But get this -- Amanda is telling friends the reason she jetted off to New York is because she was tired of being followed in L.A. -- something she says doesn't happen in NYC. 

Bynes now tells friends she NEVER wants to come back to L.A, which is interesting timing considering her parents JUST moved to CA from TX to be closer to their daughter.

TMZ broke the story ... Amanda was slapped with two counts of driving on a suspended license on Friday. She faces up to six months in jail for each offense.

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76.

latestdiets.net    

with lohan and bynes in New York, now is a great time for New Yorkers to use the subway.

675 days ago
77.

Nikki    

Is that Lindsay pink drug bag?

675 days ago
78.

lissabirdie    

Come on why cant they just leave her alone? "Wandering around aimlessly" gimme a break! They are doing all they can to make her look like a complete loon.

675 days ago
79.

Diana    

Seriously, your obsession with this girl is turning a little weird. Obviously there are some mental health issues going on with this girl but I am thinking there are some mental health issues going on in your editorial department with your stalking her 24/7. Let her be.

675 days ago
80.

Mbiggenson    

Man, there sure is a lot of hate on here directed towards someone you people don't know. Just because she's famous, just because ANYONE is more famous than you, doesn't mean they are deserving of your ire. Obviously Ms. Bynes is having some issues and needs help.

All I can say is this. My kids used to watch The Amanda Show and I expected it to be garbage because she was a young kid and really, how funny could she be? Turns out, pretty funny. She is a very talented and funny person, let's not forget that. Due to the reports from her publicist, lawyer, manager etc. Ms. Bynes was a DREAM client up until a year ago. That's when the problems started.

I am related to a young girl in show business and I pray that she doesn't go down the same path as some of these people when she gets older, but I can see first hand WHY it happens. They are groomed to be in the limelight and exposed at every turn, even her parents treat her like a commodity. Signing autographs, meeting fans, doing interviews when she just wants to hang out and a kid. Doesn't go to school anymore - that ship sailed a few years ago. Has no "peer" group besides other actresses who she is in competition with.... it's very sad on one hand. So what do you think happens to a person's psyche when the attention goes away? After all in show biz, everyone is telling you that you're only as good as your last great performance and many want you to fail. There is tremendous pressure to succeed in a very tough business.

Let's give some of these people a break. Yes it's there decision to do drugs or drink - but perhaps there is a reason for the propensity that this occurs in many of the cases of young actors coming into adulthood.

TL:DR - These people need help, not hate. We can do better than this. Sure she doesn't want help and doesn't think she needs help - that's when you KNOW they need assistance. I wish Ms. Bynes all the best and hope for her future.

675 days ago
81.

ragu4u    

She's not gonna do any better there. I hear she already WALKED into a parked car. However, only slight body damage..............................to the car!

675 days ago
82.

JB    

This is no joke. Amanda is clearly showing signs of Schizophrenia and her parents need to take action as soon as possible. I should know, we have a family member with this illness. It took over 20 years, in and out of mental hospitals.

It was really hard on the family because she would go missing for long periods of time. The last time she went missing, she was picked up by the City Human Services Department and taken to a hopital. The only way to get her the real help she needed; her brother went to court and begged the courts to take action. She was placed in a nursing home under state guardianship for 2 years. She remained under state guardianship for another 2 years after being released. She now lives a normal life but she can never get off the meds.

Signs and symptoms of schizophrenia:

Positive symptoms
In schizophrenia, positive symptoms reflect an excess or distortion of normal functions. These active, abnormal symptoms may include:

Delusions. These beliefs are not based in reality and usually involve misinterpretation of perception or experience. They are the most common of schizophrenic symptoms.

Hallucinations. These usually involve seeing or earing things that don't exist, although hallucinations can be in any of the senses. Hearing voices is the most common hallucination among people with schizophrenia.

Thought disorder. Difficulty speaking and organizing thoughts may result in stopping speech midsentence or putting together meaningless words, sometimes known as word salad.

Disorganized behavior. This may show in a number of ways, ranging from childlike silliness to unpredictable agitation.

Negative symptoms

Negative symptoms refer to a diminishment or absence of characteristics of normal function. They may appear with or without positive symptoms.

They include:

Loss of interest in everyday activities
Appearing to lack emotion
Reduced ability to plan or carry out activities
Neglect of personal hygiene
Social withdrawal
Loss of motivation

675 days ago
83.

jokerchick    

NYC doesn't want you, skank...I'm sure she'll be down in Washington Square park looking for coke before the end of the day

675 days ago
84.

GabyO    

Yes, leave LA. Take all the other wannabes from other states with you!

675 days ago
85.

texaschickeee    

OK, so you retired and want to do clothing. Just like Lindsey. Then you get into the same types of problems as Lindsey. Then you talk about how much you hate. So you Move to where she is. Some how I think AB wants to be Lindsey's friend. Stalker. and she will be back in LA. She has court dates. :0) Don't show you go to jail......like Lindsey.

675 days ago
86.

SensibleSense    

This is not Amanda. She would never be shopping at american apparel and she is not bowlegged like the woman in the picture. Must be an east european tourist, with her hair color.

675 days ago
87.

Me    

Hmmm... doenst look like Amanda to me. Brown hair or not. The facial fetures arent the same. I think it's someone who was mistaken to bynes, and now they've just run with it.

LMAO ! Take a closer look TMZ.

675 days ago
88.

lizett villarreal    

lock her crazy ass up! ASAP

372 days ago
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