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Amanda Bynes

LOSES BID FOR FREEDOM

8/1/2013 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Amanda Bynes was just shut down in her bid to leave the psychiatric hospital where she has been held against her will for more than a week ... TMZ has learned.

Amanda appeared before a judge in the psych ward, as her lawyer argued there was no legal basis to hold her for the two additional weeks ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

We broke the story ... Amanda was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold 10 days ago after starting a fire in the driveway of a home near L.A.  The hold lasted 3 days, and then doctors stepped in and got a judge to extend the hold for 2 additional weeks so they could properly diagnose her.

Our sources say Amanda's lawyer argued at today's hearing the actress was capable of caring for herself and she was not a danger to others.  As we reported, Amanda is actually doing a lot better since doctors have started giving her a cocktail of meds.  We're told there are clear signs Amanda is schizophrenic. 

In the end the judge agreed with the doctors, that Amanda needed to stay in the hospital because her mental situation is still precarious.   Amanda does not acknowledge she has a mental illness, and doctors believe there's more than a good chance she would not take the meds that have stabilized her if she's out on her own.

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Woot    

IF this is true...........Poor baby. I hope to hell they get her all the help she needs. It looks like they're doing the right thing so far... as long as no numbskulls step in with a bunch of cash or something and sabotage it all.
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For what it's worth, undiagnosed/unmedicated schizophrenics ~never~ know they're ill.

386 days ago
17.

August    

Amanda's parents WERE WORRIED about Amanda BLOWING-THROUGH her savings; just wait til Amanda's parent see what the state is going to charge Amanda for keeping her locked-up.....THEY ARE GOING TO WISH Amanda was left alone on her own; SHE'LL BE BROKE!

The state is going to TAKE EVERY PENNY, and when she has no money left...they will throw her to the streets ABSOLUTELY BROKE with the 100,000 other mentally ill ROAMING THE STREETS of LA homeless....

386 days ago
18.

drama    

She's been using METH.

386 days ago
19.

HLyWDgreg    

Thank God!

386 days ago
20.

Rude Jude    

Amanda doesn't have schizophrenia, she has a vagina. All kinds a crazy goes with that.

386 days ago
21.

Sometimeseverything    

Sheesh why am I the only one who feels like this axisII disorder is a clear, cut & dry case of bipolar and not schizophrenia?!

386 days ago
22.

WVMelissa    

If you hear voices, its not bipolar, she needs help she's getting it that's all that matters

386 days ago
23.

Sarah    

This is a good thing. I think Amanda needs long term treatment she is clearly very unwell and will need more time to get herself together again. I think she needs to be in there for much longer than 2 weeks tbh. The fact that shes desperately still trying to get out shows shes far from better atm. If shes let out now no way would she take those meds and she'll be back to how she was before. When shes released she definitely needs to have her mother as her carer because she needs to be watched for a long time. I feel so sorry for this poor woman it must be horrible what shes going through but she needs to be in that hospital and when shes better she will thank the courts and her parents for doing what they have. Right now in her mind is everyone's out to get me but she'll change soon. I think when shes better and out she should just live with her parents and stay out of the public eye. Shes got money that will last a lifetime and her health and wellbeing is much more important. Also delete that Twitter account that is one of the biggest problem with her and has not helped her at all.

386 days ago
24.

jwoolman    

They do need more time to test the drug combo and watch for side effects. If she is still denying she's ill- she's not ready to be let loose. She nearly killed herself and her dog and risked setting a house on fire. The judge won't agree to release until sure she is no longer a danger to herself and others.

386 days ago
25.

SoWhat    

I'm really liking this judge, he actually knows what the hell he's doing and not buying the dumb games "celebrities" play. Wish he did Lohans cases, then she'd be sitting in a jail right now for everything she's done like a normal person would be instead of getting the slap on the wrist celebrity treatment.

386 days ago
26.

jesyka    

Yet another confidentiality breach. You and your source are liable for each and every instance of breaching a mental health patient's rights. Btw, it takes at least 6 months of consistent psychiatric care to diagnose schizophrenia.

386 days ago
27.

NOT ELMO    

Amanda Bynes LOSES BID FOR FREEDOM.................Yup, i would still nail her...

386 days ago
28.

madamhandy    

I believe she has body dismorphia...or whatever the name is....can't stand the way you look in the mirror

386 days ago
29.

rockso    

She is FAT and UGLY.

386 days ago
30.

melbrooks    

Best of luck to all....

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