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Amanda Bynes

Judge Extends Psych Hold

7/26/2013 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has learned ... the judge just GRANTED the request to extend Amanda's psychiatric hold for another 2 weeks.   So even if the judge denies the temporary conservatorship Friday ... Amanda will stay in the psych ward for 2 more weeks.

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Amanda Bynes is in a court hearing right now to determine if the 5150 psychiatric hold will be extended for 2 weeks, and if the judge denies the extension Amanda could walk free tonight ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the matter tell TMZ the hearing is being held in the psychiatric hospital where Amanda has been confined. A judge is presiding over the hearing at the hospital.

We're told Amanda has her own lawyer who is arguing that the extension should be denied.

Our sources say the doctors are arguing that they need the 2 weeks to properly diagnose Amanda ... and that releasing her could pose a danger to herself and others.

If the judge denies the extension the 72-hour hold expires in a matter of hours and Amanda could go free.

People connected with the case tell TMZ, however ... they feel confident doctors will win an extension.

We're also told the reason Amanda's parents are going to court Friday morning is because they are worried the judge will reject the 2 week extension and they want the ability to control her actions in the event that happens.

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spinner25    

I hope she gets the help she needs. Mental illness can overcome a person and destroy their life, hopefully hers doesn't get any worse than it's been.

421 days ago
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Susanlsmith    

Textbook personality disorder

421 days ago
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mznicc    

Prayers for Amanda:)

421 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

Please give her some respect and privacy

421 days ago
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Verdi e Amarello    

I hope the hospital is putting as much effort into the other patients in there care.

421 days ago
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Laura    

TMZ--you should be ashamed.

421 days ago
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zombie    

"We'll let you know what happens in the hearing" Oh, please, keep us informed of the vultures you have circling grabbing up your tid bits of news!

421 days ago
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Leopold butters Stotch     

#PreyforAmanda and she would make a perfect Kardasian

421 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

For her sake I hope she gets a judge with a brain that will extend the hold for 2 weeks. It would be the best thing that could happen to her. She obviously has a mental illness and needs help. She wont seek it out on her own, she needs to be forced by a 3rd party.

421 days ago
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Mike D.    

Her parent's live right around the corner from the elderly lady's house she was trying to set fire to.

421 days ago
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Kirby89    

If they let her go, it'll just be another show of Hollywood being above the law.

421 days ago
12.

static    

Let her out what's the worst that could happen?

421 days ago
13.

Tania    

UGH! she disgusts me. That's what you get for calling everyone and their mother "ugly"

421 days ago
14.

DAMAKER    

Showing support! One love yo!

421 days ago
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Tania    

Listen, if it was any other person with a mental illness, I would have compassion for sure.... but this girl is just plain RUDE and it's not because of her illness. It's her EGO!

421 days ago
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