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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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46.

Marie    

Whoever gave TMZ that information must be in breach of confidentiality. Please, let the girl get the care she needs, in peace. This is just ridiculous.

424 days ago
47.

EricsGirl    

I don't know which is more sad: Amanda's mental health breakdown or the fact that there's obviously a medical professional who can't be trusted to keep her info private and TMZ who spreads this info for all the world to see. Seems pretty wrong to me.

424 days ago
48.

Fredsicles     

Tmz you are sickening posting this story. There are federal laws against releasing patient info- you should be ashamed of yourself for paying nurses or whomever gave you this info. Disgusting.

424 days ago
49.

namers    

Harvey, Harvey, Harvey, when will you learn that your exploitation (in violation of HIPPA privacy laws) can generate a lawsuit against you (especially if she thinks you're UGLY.) TMoronsZ.

424 days ago
50.

Holly    

Oooh I see high doses of lithium in her future....

424 days ago
51.

BoyDre    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMINDswQG2Q&list=HL1374778633&feature=mh_lolz
Yay!

424 days ago
52.

Sherms    

Sorry, but this whole story is still somewhat sketchy to me...

424 days ago
53.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Deny a fat kid chicken nuggets and donuts at lunch time and they'll exhibit the same tendencies this broad is exhibiting.

424 days ago
54.

Katie    

How are they finding this stuff out? Isn't this like extremely personal? I'd be suing some ****ing doctors or something for telling people this ****.

424 days ago
55.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Amanda needs blood tests and an MRI.

424 days ago
56.

abbey    

why doesn't TMZ ever report on Sam Lufti? what connection does TMZ have with Lufti that he left out of their reported gossip?

Lufti is a huge part of Amanda's story and TMZ has not mentioned it once.

424 days ago
57.

BoyDre    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMINDswQG2Q&list=HL1374778633&feature=mh_lolz

YAY!!!

424 days ago
58.

tmzer    

reads kinda weird. would like to see that myself.

anyway... post failed. confidentiality. huh? and who'd risk his/her job for that crap. ;)

424 days ago
59.

nusox n draws    

the term crazy is not good harvey it is time to stop piling on a sick person

424 days ago
60.

Blahblah    

I thought this stuff was confidential and private? Which clot head at the hospital is telling you all this? Is it even true?

424 days ago
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