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Amanda Bynes

THE COCKTAIL IS WORKING!!!

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

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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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Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

Give some to lielo because she is still a pos

449 days ago
2.

Kyung    

Good for her. :)

449 days ago
3.

Brooke    

Glad to hear it! I hope she gets better!

449 days ago
4.

All Heart    

People who suffer from schizophrenia often stop taking their meds once they feel better and then aren't in the right state of mind to realize they are experiencing the symptoms again once they are off their meds.


This will be a see-saw battle for her (and her parents) for the rest of her life. I wish her and her family all the best and all the luck in the world. They're going to need it.

449 days ago
5.

dave    

Is she the first celebrity with this problem?

449 days ago
6.

BB not bb    

The ****tail is not working. She is just playing along with what she is supposed to do so that she can get out and protect her money from her parents. The thing is, she may have been wasting a lot of money on shady business ventures like producing her rap debut.


It is still her money to blow any way she sees fit.

449 days ago
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21stcent    

Hoping for the best. Wish someone had gotten her there sooner.

449 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

Glad to hear this. But she's an actress and a damn good one. I am hoping this judge will do the right thing and keep her hospitalized. She needs to get well so we don't see another Hollywood tragedy. Thanks for the update, TMZ!

449 days ago
9.

Dover    

She is faking it. Druggies are the most deceptive people in the world.

449 days ago
10.

chubbs McBuff    

"Amanda Please"

449 days ago
11.

The Real JJ    

Isn't your health records and everything suppose to remain private? Someone wants to get locked up for violating the privacy act or tmz is lying.

449 days ago
12.

Dee    

Umh, ok. so she will be forever dependent on this ****tail...enjoy this s-itty life, dear.

449 days ago
13.

darapjd    

I like here

449 days ago
14.

NOT ELMO    

Amanda Bynes
THE ****TAIL IS WORKING!!!...............i want to nail the WHOREEE / SKANKKK and SLUTTT in that PICTUREEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................

449 days ago
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Jennifer    

What happened to an individuals right to mental health confidentially?! I thought there were privacy rules to protect people. I know we all what to know and love the gossip, including myself, but there is a great stigma and judgement when it comes to those with emotional issues. It should be up to her to share, if she choses, and no one else. Only criminals who perform outrageous acts should have no rights.

449 days ago
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