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Amanda Bynes


And It's a BIG Problem

5/25/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0509_amanda_bynes_getty_article2Amanda Bynes is not 5150 material, meaning she can't be picked up against her will and held for mental evaluation, at least not yet ... this according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Our sources tell us Amanda has not been diagnosed with any mental illness.  Sources say her parents are worried there are signs she might be bipolar or schizophrenic, but Amanda has been unwilling to undergo psychiatric testing.

We're told her parents would like to create an involuntary conservatorship, similar to Britney Spears, but Amanda's conduct is not so over the line that a judge would take away her freedom. 

Ditto for a 5150 psychiatric hold, which would allow authorities to put Amanda in a mental facility against her will for 72 hours for mental evaluation.  We're told authorities just don't have the goods.  In fact, Amanda was taken to a hospital after her arrest Thursday night and the shrinks didn't think an involuntary hold was warranted.

There's one other option to get a diagnosis. If Amanda is so out of it she can't understand the nature of the criminal cases that have been filed against her ... a judge can halt the proceedings and order a psychiatric evaluation.  Amanda has been involved in 3 criminal cases in California recently, and there was NO effort to go this route.  That's because she has always been lucid in court.

If you watch the video of Friday's court hearings, Amanda clearly understands what's going on and is actually sharp when answering the judge's questions.

Short story -- she has to act a lot crazier before authorities can take some of her freedom away and find out what's causing her bizarre conduct.


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She needs some major help.

519 days ago


We thought Lindsay Lohan was Messed Up and She is But Amanda Bynes is ULTRA NUTS....

519 days ago


Love her..

519 days ago


She's not crazy, just a dumb party b!tch that makes poor decisions.

519 days ago


She is a perfect example of what is wrong with existing mental health laws in the US.

519 days ago


Eventually she is going to become "a danger to herself or others". THEN and ONLY THEN will the be able to put her on a 72 hour involuntary pscyh hold.....its only a matter of time!!!!!

519 days ago


This is the problem we have now. The courts just don't want to get involved. They could if they wanted to but they don't want to be bothered. If you have a mental problem you're going to say you don't. You'll think everything is fine. But it isn't normal to do what she's doing.

519 days ago


I guess if your a "celebrity" your not nuts enough until lawyers, criminal charges and blood are involved

519 days ago

Double Bubble    

She's young and doing what a lot of other young people do. We dont call them "crazy" or claim they have a mental illness, we chalk it up to being young and stupid.The only difference here is that she is known, and that she is constantly being watched by everyone. So what she showed her nips on twitter, (like thats never been done before), wears messed up wigs, smokes pot, had a bong (shaped vase) etc... If that makes people "crazy", then the majority of people under 30 are nuttier than squirrel sh*t and need to be hospitalized...

519 days ago


NOT CERTIFIABLE Throwing bong/vase out the window not hitting anyone below
CERTIFIABLE Throwing bong/vase out the window killing passerby
Are they waiting for her to murder someone with her bizarre wacko actions before she gets taken away & locked up?

519 days ago


Female version of Andy Kaufman.

519 days ago


If she is not certifiable then it means she needs to take responsibility for her actions.

519 days ago


it seemed like she was muttering to herself at one point!.

519 days ago


Leave the poor girl alone. She just wants to get high.

519 days ago

Jeff Becker    

She looks perfectly normal with that disaster for a wig on her head and as long as she has a buck or will draw publicity, some s*** sucking lawyer will do everything they can to allow this girl continue to destroy her life. PATHETIC!

519 days ago
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