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Amanda Bynes

Doctors Get Emergency Extended Hold

She's 'Gravely Disabled'

8/9/2013 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes
has just been placed on an extended, 30-day psychiatric hold ... and the people responsible for making that happen were not her parents -- they were her doctors ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... doctors at the psychiatric hospital where Amanda has been held for the last 2 weeks determined she was not well enough to leave the hospital to attend today's hearing -- where her parents are trying to win a temporary conservatorship.

We're told doctors went to a judge who traveled to the hospital to conduct an emergency hearing.  The judge granted the doctors' request, and extended Amanda's psych hold for 30 days.

According to the law, doctors can only get such an order if the patient is "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder."
 
Amanda's parents will still pursue the temporary conservatorship, we've learned, because it will stay in effect until Sept. 30th.  And the conservatorship would allow her parents to control Amanda's finances.

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Amanda Bynes

TEMPORARY CONSERVATORSHIP

GRANTED


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The judge in the Amanda Bynes case just granted a temporary conservatorship to her parents.

The judge based his decision in no small part on the findings of an investigator he appointed to evaluate Amanda's mental health.

As we first reported ... Amanda was not in court, because doctors at the psychiatric hospital got a 1-month extension on her psych hold ... because she's "gravely disabled" with mental illness.

Amanda's lawyer told the judge ... she's spoken with the actress several times and Amanda opposes the conservatorship, believing it's not necessary.

The conservatorship not only covers Amanda's personal well-being, it gives her mom the ability to manage her finances.  Amanda's $4 million savings have been rapidly depleted, though it's unclear what she's been spending money on.  The judge cautioned the parents not to make any significant deals without consulting with Amanda's lawyer.

The judge said he'd like to have some face-to-face time with Amanda, so he can make a firsthand evaluation.

The temporary conservatorship will last until Sept. 30.  At that time the judge will hold a formal hearing on whether to make it permanent.

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Kelly    

Until recently I was convinced she was doing a Joaquin Phoenix.

408 days ago
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Toxicprincess    

sad

408 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Good. I really hope they can help her.

408 days ago
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beef    

I feel bad about talking so much **** to her on twitter now

408 days ago
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Brooke    

Poor girl. It must be so scary to lose your mind like that. I hope she gets better.

408 days ago
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Bill03948    

Now comes the fight for her money...

408 days ago
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Wow ...    

That is so terribly sad.


I would like to thank you TMZ for sharing court information only, not her treatment or drugs etc.

408 days ago
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Max    

I believe the medical term is Batty as a Loon. Or is it Looney as a Bat?

408 days ago
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cc05    

too bad, hope she can get treated and remain on her meds.

408 days ago
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Cyd    

So sad :(

408 days ago
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Max Smart    

At least she seems to be in the right hands now. Schizophrenia is said to be the third most 'disabling condition" behind quadriplegia and dementia. Look it up. People treat her like she's a joke - it's so cruel.

408 days ago
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pookie    

evil Amanda loses again!

408 days ago
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Ozzie X    

I envision her going ape s**t after she found out or will find out. Good move docs.

408 days ago
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ABB    

Damnnnnnn! OK, you're batisht crazy if the doctors whip out the 5150 on your as for a month.

408 days ago
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RealAsTheyCome!    

My heart REALLY breaks for her!!! The thing that is most disturbing is being locked up against your will, could drive any sane person crazy anyways!! I hope after the 30 days she gets released to her parents!! All hope is not lost!!!

408 days ago
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