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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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Marilyn    

It's entirely possible she has schizophrenia + that she also hates her parents with good reason.
Perhaps a conservatorship would be a good idea but maybe not with these 2 people if she really can't stand them!
Some parents su-k you know.
Just saying.............

267 days ago
17.

pat    

After her parents comments about not wanting to pay for the damages she did, I really believe they are only interested in the money aspect.


They don't seem to care all that much about what she does.


It's too bad. She doesn't seem to have anybody to back her up.

267 days ago
18.

zzyzx    

Good, get some help crazy.

267 days ago
19.

PJ in Texas    

I hope she gets the help. Mental illness is so misunderstood in our world.

267 days ago
20.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

I knew there was a problem when i recieved my amanda bobble head doll and it had ten different heads

267 days ago
21.

Me    

I used to think ppl should be forced to get help but no more. Ppl have to decide for themselves whether they want help or not AND that includes ppl whose decision making skills are poor. They LEARN just not as fast as others. When r ppl going to realize u can't FORCE ppl to do as told. There is such as a thing as personal choice. And bad things happen In the world. We can't make everyone's life a picnic and we need to accept that. Let her go! She,as well as many others, only fight worse when caged. WRONG WRONG WRONG. no govt intervention

267 days ago
22.

lgwelsh1    

Well hopefully they can get her the help she needs, this girl probably doesn't remember any of these incidents.

267 days ago
23.

CelebrityScum    

Just have her work for the government, She will be a Director in no time.

267 days ago
24.

Phoenicks    

Signs of schizophrenia. Ya think? Just following this girl's twitter feed could've told anyone she was schizo.

267 days ago
25.

Stephanie    

It's about damn time.

267 days ago
26.

tmzer    

got cheesy memories. wasn't she the one driving accidents on dope. i think she needs some more kicks. a psycho ward is a free drugdealer you know? i see a junkie right there.

267 days ago
27.

kathy0715    

Amanda is the age when Schizophrenia starts showing symptoms. Hopefully she will get the help she so desperately needs.

267 days ago
28.

anony    

In your 20s is when it shows up. She's probably had symptoms for years.

267 days ago
29.

Mike    

I bet Amanda char broiled her brain by taking a huge dose of ecstasy one night when she was out at a dance club.

I hear that ecstasy and other designer drugs like bath salts can literally cook your brain cells. Your body temperature goes way up or something like you have a 104 degree fever.
Who knows, she might have been sexually abused as a young girl by some evil sickos in Hollywood and she's been repressing it for years like it didn't happen to her.

Now that she's older she is acting it out. I read that some victims of pedophiles end up with split personalities and all that.

267 days ago
30.

c    

#1: So her parents want a conservatorship but are refusing to take any responsibility for her burning the neighbor’s driveway because they want her to step up? Do these morons even know what a conservatorship is? If they think she can be that responsible then it would seem she doesn’t need one. God I think I see where her mental defects come from.

#2: Who the **** cares what they do to her? Toss her in the ocean, no one will miss her. The most important thing is: WHERE IS HER POOR DOG AND IS ANYONE TAKING CARE OF IT?

Please, TMZ, report things that people actually care about. Everyone just wants her still fugly face to go away.

267 days ago
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