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Amanda Bynes

I Need Time For My Meds to Kick In

7/26/2013 5:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Amanda Bynes has CANCELLED the hearing she requested today to get out of the psych ward, because she wants the meds to kick in before making her case to the judge ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Amanda had requested a hearing for 2 PM today at the psychiatric hospital where she's being treated, arguing that she's being held illegally.  A judge decided Thursday that the psychiatric hold would be extended for another 2 weeks.

Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... Amanda and her lawyer agreed that the evidence they had planned to present today was basically the same evidence she presented yesterday, when she lost. 

We're told Amanda asked for another hearing in a week.  Now this is important ... we're told Amanda and her lawyers believe the medications she's getting now may improve her condition and that would allow her to make a more compelling case for freedom.

The fact that Amanda believes the meds may help her seems to be a big step forward -- up to now she's refused to acknowledge she has a mental illness.

The hearing is set for August 1.

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taz    

My heart breaks for her family. I hope the judges charged with hearing this case realize the extent of her problems.

401 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Medicine is a form of mind control.

401 days ago
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Los Pepes    

She turned into her psychotic fan she played on her show!
WHERES AMANDA?

401 days ago
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Jules Destaing    

Once she's 'out'....she will stop taking Medication.

401 days ago
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hippie    

Here's hoping the best, but certain meds have many side-effects, including intensifying irrational and possible violent feelings against yourself and/or others. Also, for somebody who is apparently 'Paranoid' she is being watched, psychotic or not, I'm sure the media is not helping the rational or irrational thoughts in her head, because YES, SHE IS BEING WATCHED! Just Sayin'...

401 days ago
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J    

She soaked her dog with gasoline and lit her leg on fire. The judges will say next week, "Glad the meds are working...let's watch it for a while..." and will keep jurisdiction...parents get temp conservatorship reviewed in 60 days...she will be let out in two weeks if she has a 24 hour health minder watch on her...She's mentally ill crazy, not spoiled crazy.

401 days ago
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_Taterman    

Baby steps ... It's a start in the right direction.

401 days ago
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Laurin    

how does someone just GET a mental illness

401 days ago
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bluebob    

Leave her Alone TMZ. You've been hounding this girl too long and you're exploiting her if she does have medical/psychological issues. This is different from your every day tabloid news like who's dating who or what type of movie someone might be making. This is personal and intrusive. Let her be. I just feel so bad for her, having to deal with something so very private, while being exploited so publically. It's just wrong.

401 days ago
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Michaela    

But she's also an actress and may be convincing at doing whatever it takes to get her out, even if she doesn't believe that she has a problem

401 days ago
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Nascar Shizzle    

Medication used to treat mental illnesses take around 4 weeks to have the desired effect.

401 days ago
12.

The Legend Rayford Faulkner    

amanda bynes has hiv

401 days ago
13.

Ace    

It must be just like: Girl Interrupted. Amanda is Lisa Rowe.

401 days ago
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son_of_sam    

All these amanda hater's are the one's with mental illness!!! You losers have nothing better to do with your Life's then play on the computer leaving rude Comments!!! Get a life you s***bags..Ps dont bother To leave me comments, I have better things to do then Read comments comments from morons With single digit IQs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

401 days ago
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Wedo    

bwahahahahahahaha

401 days ago
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