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Amanda Bynes


8/1/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amanda Bynes
is doing remarkably better ... she's stabilized, not hearing voices and it's all because of a cocktail ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... doctors at the psychiatric hospital where she's being held have given her a combination of meds -- referred to as a cocktail -- to control what appears to be schizophrenia.

Our sources say Amanda responded quickly and dramatically.  We're told in the last 3 days, Amanda has stopped talking to herself and stopped insulting people. To the contrary, we're told she's become downright polite, even saying "please" and "thank you."  She has shown no signs of violence.

The progress is all the more stunning because these cocktails are notoriously difficult to gauge -- getting the right combination of meds with the right doses is something of a crap shoot.  Our sources say the meds take 7 to 10 days to fully kick in, so they're not declaring victory yet, but they're optimistic.

But there's an ironic twist.  Amanda is scheduled to have a court hearing today ... where she's trying to get out of the psych hospital. The fact that she's doing better can actually help her case, but we're told doctors are confident the judge will not let her out for several reasons.  First, it's unclear if the meds will work long-term.  Also, it's highly uncertain she'll voluntarily take the drugs.

One more thing.  There are reports Amanda's parents may back off the conservatorship if she does better in the psych ward.  Our sources say that is "absolutely untrue."  Amanda's parents feel it's essential for her to get long-term care and supervision.



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Sometimes people luck out and get the right medications immediately. I did with my depression... I hope Amanda does with her schizophrenia.

416 days ago


I hope Amanda doesnt get out today because I think she needs more time for her meds to kick in and she really needs to have a strong network in place for her to stay stable. If she does have a serious mental illness it will be a life long battle but hopefully she will be able to get through it with the right support system of family and friends including therapy and the proper meds. I am surprised that they got a med ****tail to work this fast (if this is true of course). Usually it takes a few rounds and up and downs to get a ****tail that works.

416 days ago


Good To Hear ... So Happy She Is Finally Getting Help! Wish Her Lots Of Luck!

416 days ago


One of the most helpless feelings is when someone you love needs medication to keep their mental state stable and they think their better and go off of them. To bad they can't implant something that distributes the medication.

416 days ago


Her parents need to get control over her whole life. I know people who have suffered the same illness as her. They are not compliant with meds. They think because they feel better they don't need them. If she wants to have a good life she will let her parents take care of her for the time being.

416 days ago


Personally I don’t think her situation is funny nor do I think that the media should promote her behavior by picking fun or giving her the attention she is and has been getting just like Lindsay Lohan. My question is where are the parents this is alarming and as a parent it is your responsibility to do something. I know that you cannot force someone into rehab as it is a volunteer type thing unless ordered by a judge but why didn't her parents step in and cut her off financially like Britney’s parents did in the beginning when this first started instead of watching progress and her self-destruct.
To me the system needs fixing because there are thousands of people who suffer from mental disorders that cannot be forced to go to rehab for help we as a society wait until they kill someone or themselves before we do anything then we talk about how sad it is that they died or they killed someone but we never look at what we could have done or what needs to be done to help people with these types of mental issues. It just makes me sick and TMZ thinks it’s funny and really it’s not funny or an issue that should ever, ever be laughed at because when someone loses their life because of this persons illness will it be funny then will you joke about it then??? I am with Nick Cannon life is hard and no matter who we are or where we are in society we all need someone to lean on so let’s just try to do the right thing here and not poke fun at Amanda because it’s not funny she is someone’s child, grandchild, niece or cousin and we all need help from the demons that are out there waiting to takes us over and destroy us whether is be drugs, prostitution or mental illness. This could be your sister, daughter, wife, mother or even your granny mental illness does not care who you are or how old you are. You can laugh now but you may have to go through this with someone in your family and it won’t be so damn funny then. GIVE HER A BREAK stop glorifying the situation by laughing and poking fun at her because really this is not helping at all.

416 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

I think I need this ****tail. I keep seeing midgets on TMZ.

Oh that is just Bigheaded Dwarf Harvey. OOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

416 days ago

Just My Opinion    

****tails are working, but I see the wig isn't. You look better without that wig, Amanda.

416 days ago


Glad shes doing better. Hope she stays on the meds for schizophrenia because with that illness - you gotta take meds just to stay normal. All the best to her.

416 days ago


What happened to TMZ Fit Club?

Is Harvey the only one still on it/doing it?


416 days ago


This drug they have her on, is mind controlling. Which means her mother will have control of her money and the Judge will get a pay off. Is her doctor from Asia. Please and Thank You are nice words, but her Amendments that the Judge forced her out of, givers her permission to say the not nice words. So Asia F*** U! Amanda, Offer the Judge A bigger BJ then your Mother and the court will side with u.

416 days ago


She's probably faking progress to get out free, just like a murderer does in a movie. Once she is out, all hell is going to break loose.

416 days ago


Amanda Bynes has not been officially and Medically Diagnosed with any specific Mental Illness at the present.(this is the reason for the 2 week extension in the Mental ward) TMZ has no proof to support what it is saying. As the Judge told her parents a Conservatorship is not even a consideration at this time.
The Judge needs to make her stay in for the entire 2 weeks and make sure the Meds are working. Then release her with no Conservatorship.

416 days ago


wtf why do all these actors have mental issues i dont get it

416 days ago


I read somewhere that it takes something like 28 days before any effect the meds may have.
She's been there for like 2 weeks only.
Curiously she's supposed to appear in court today and all of a sudden she's doing fantastic all of a sudden?
I don't buy it, she just wants to get out. If she succeeds, the weird stuff will continue shortly.

416 days ago
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