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Amanda Bynes

10 Hours of Sanity...

1 Hour of Crazy

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


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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Poor thing. Glad someone is finally figuring it out before she severely harmed anyone, including the dog. It's "A Beautiful Mind" all over again.

365 days ago


How is anyone finding out these details- they are private and confidential- there must be a leak at the hospital- how horrible not to have any privacy at your most vulnerable.

365 days ago

Sean Kelly    

Who is feeding you this crap? Do they understand that they are violating the law? And, YOU should not be making inquiries about her mental health - these are medical matters and unless Bynes signed a consent letter, her information is privileged. Have you never heard of HIPPA?

365 days ago


"there's a good Amanda and a bad Amanda" hahaha lmao. i think the problem is that the bad one carries a gas tank.

365 days ago

BB not bb    

Her parents are probably trying to kill her. Maybe she said she wanted to date a black man and they threatened her life. That is why she has been running around the country staying in hotels and hiding in wigs. They probably want her money so she can't run off with a black man.

The mental health people will never get it. They will just tell her that she is crazy and make her crazier.

365 days ago


It's good to hear they finally have her diagnosed.

365 days ago


Giving general details possibly disclosed by friends or family is one thing, but specific details such as these are very clear HIPPA violations. Harvey you are a lawyer, why don't you act like it? While you are at it maybe grow a conscience. This girl needs professional help and compassion as well as time and space to heal, not exploitation.

365 days ago


i hope she gets better! :) <3

365 days ago


I hope that she gets the treatment she needs and gets better. I also hope she does not come out with those crazy, dead on the inside eyes that Brittany has now after going through whatever she went through.

365 days ago


She's going to need a lobotomy.

365 days ago


Hope she gets the he
P she needs.

365 days ago


Wait a minute. In these days of patient privacy, this kind of information would be or is a blatant and serious violation, if true.

365 days ago


Now that she's getting the help he needs, give the girl a little privacy. Isn't health care providers giving tmz this info a violation of the hipaa laws?

365 days ago


A whole bunch of people need to be fired!!

Starting with the hospital staff that is leaking this information and ending with TMZ staff that is relaying it to the public.

May your sleep be filled with nightmares.

This reminds me of the Owen Wilson call for help.

"The Santa Monica City Attorney's office will not release the 911 call made Sunday. Luke Wilson, Owen's younger brother, was the one to find the actor in his home, bloody and dazed, and to call for an ambulance, saving his life.

"In reaching this decision the City believes that in many instances no person should have to worry about whether placing a call for emergency assistance will automatically make his or her medical request open to public review," the City Attorney's office said in a press release late Wednesday."

You should all follow that example!

365 days ago


Kind of like her Ask Amanda character. Jekyl/Hyde. Hopefully she gets the help she needs and is able to become healthy again, in private.

365 days ago
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