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Amanda Bynes

10 Hours of Sanity...

1 Hour of Crazy

7/25/2013 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes has been true to form in the hospital where she's being held on a psychiatric hold -- she's completely lucid for long stretches, and then goes off the handle crazy. 

Sources with knowledge of the situation tell TMZ ... doctors have already determined Amanda is suffering from a severe mental illness "with schizophrenic tendencies."  We're told she's aware "there's a good Amanda and a bad Amanda."  When she talks about the bad Amanda she almost mimics an exorcism, pulling at her body as if to remove the demon, and even biting herself.

We're told yesterday Amanda was lucid for 10 hours -- she was kind, quiet and nice.  During that 10 hour period the staff questioned her about the fire she started Monday and her personality changed radically.  She got frustrated and "shut down."  But she still remained "normal."

After 10 hours of normal, out of nowhere, her eyes widened, she started to grill the staff about her dog (the one she soaked in gasoline).  The staff then told her the dog was safe with her parents, and Amanda went nuts, saying "They'll kill it, just like they tried to kill me."  This went on for an hour.

Amanda then got incoherent and so out of control she had to be physically restrained.

And, we're told, Amanda was extensively drug-tested, and everything came up negative, except for marijuana.

And there's this.  Initially Amanda was placed with another female patient, but she started berating and insulting her to the point they removed Bynes and put her in a room by herself.

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Rob    

Well, it is a start.

452 days ago
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waltbrown1    

Second!

452 days ago
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waltbrown1    

Amanda is crazy ugly

452 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Hope she doesn't get addicted to meds ala Lowhan.

452 days ago
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DogsRule    

SAD, I hope she gets better soon ...

452 days ago
6.

Andrew     

Is this really anyone's business to know?

452 days ago
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Italia    

She's bat$hit crazy. Dang!

452 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

So, a patient is talking to you? Anyone working there would LOSE their job for releasing this information. Her family would not have access to the information until they receive conservatorship. She's no doubt not allowed outside contact during the initial hold, so she's not talking. Its routine to prohibit phone calls to young patients while under involuntary hold. Your source is probably spot-on, but the means in which the information was acquired is a deep violation of Amanda's rights.

452 days ago
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marseille    

A good actress always come back. Hope it will be soon. Support Amanda Bynes!

452 days ago
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Mikey    

Sad. Please don't put her with anyone ugly, that would be cruel.

452 days ago
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azlee    

My son has schizophenia and battles daily while on meds. I hold her family in my heart as this is a journey that can have smiles, but is heart wrenching. Keep strong and know it is the illness talking and not the sweet child you once knew. Keep strong and keep loving.

452 days ago
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firebaby    

for months everyone wanted her to get help.... how about you guys leave her alone and let her get the help she needs? whoever is leaking this information out should be fired...
i hope you get better, amanda...

452 days ago
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Laura    

I think this should remain a private matter now, for Amanda, her Dr.'s and her family to work out. How about, TMZ, you start telling us the down side of the Kardashian stories, instead of all the ones Pimp Mama wants you to write? There's some really good stuff going on in that family, and TMZ says nothing.

452 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

Video or it didn't happen :)

452 days ago
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CaliCakes702    

How could they possibly know all this? I worked at a hospital for 3 years and confidentiality was the number one priority. I doubt these doctors are taking calls from Harvey or Fat Mike and freely giving away information about her.

452 days ago
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