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Amanda Bynes

Signs of Schizophrenia

7/24/2013 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Amanda Bynes is exhibiting signs of schizophrenia ... and medical professionals and others WILL seek a 2-week extension on her 5150 psychiatric hold so doctors can properly diagnose her ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

We're told ... ever since Amanda was taken into custody Monday night -- after she lit a fire on an elderly woman's driveway in Thousand Oaks, CA -- people close to Bynes are convinced she's suffering from mental illness, specifically schizophrenia.

Sources tell us ... Amanda's parents will now ask a judge to put the 27-year-old in a conservatorship, a la Britney Spears, because they believe she is unable to care for herself and could be a danger to others.

Amanda's parents have wanted to take action for the past couple of months -- but they didn't have the goods because Amanda's conduct was not so over the line that a judge would take away her freedom.

Now, after the driveway fire incident ... the circumstances may have changed enough to convince a judge Amanda needs help and supervision.

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MAX    

more useless parents

426 days ago
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get real    

Its about Time The parents get a Conservatorship. The Poor girl is and has been Mentally Ill.

426 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan's Drug Dealer    

Let's give young dumb bitches a lot of money and see what happens!

426 days ago
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snowboardchick    

Poor girl

426 days ago
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joan    

So sad, hopefully she will get the help she needs.

426 days ago
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all about the money    

Well hopefully she will get the care she needs. Its been heart breaking to see the circus that has become her life recently.

426 days ago
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Pathetic Drug Addict    

She'll be dead by year end. Oh well.

426 days ago
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EmilyG    

I am really glad Amanda has been diagnosed and can get some help. As for Amanda's parents, Amanda is a 27 yr old ADULT and until something like this happened Amanda wouldn't let them do anything. It's not the parents fault, they tried to contact Amanda and she refused to talk to her. Her parents can't force their will on their grown ass child

426 days ago
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Jackie    

Looks like Hollywood is full of evil

426 days ago
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Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

It depends on witch personality the dr.s are talking to..the one thats calling them ugly or the one whos a black rapper..the other 10 personalities are scared of "blaze" the one that will burn them up.

426 days ago
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spader    

Hopefully her parents aren't crooks.

426 days ago
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Tina    

Its not her parents fault and if they had tried to get a conservatorship before now they would have been accused of trying to take all her money. I hope she gets the help she needs now.

426 days ago
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Dave    

She set her own dog on fire. What more do they need?

426 days ago
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francesmomto3    

I read a book called Brain on Fire and it often makes me think of Amanda. I wonder if there is something else going on that people just haven't been able to diagnose. Good luck to her and I hope she gets the help she need.

426 days ago
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luledz    

Mental illness is just like cancer, I hope she gets the treatment she needs. All she needs is the right meds to function. The question is will she take them?....schizophrenia is very serious. You can be very intelligent and talented and still have this disease. This horrible disease not only affects the person who has it but there family and friends as well:( ...Get well Amanda

426 days ago
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