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Amanda Bynes

She's Crying

And That's A Good Thing

8/12/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Doctors for Amanda Bynes got a 30-day extension on her psychiatric hold ironically because she's doing better -- and surprisingly it involves a cascade of tears ... TMZ has learned.

We previously reported the Rx cocktail doctors have concocted to treat what appears to be her schizophrenia seems to be working.  We're told in the last few days, Amanda has had a breakthrough.

Specifically, she's showing emotion -- something many schizophrenics don't show at all.  We're told Amanda was crying on Wednesday and Thursday night, saying she was scared about the Friday court date -- which she did not attend.  Patients who cry are viewed as improving, because sadness is typically not in the playbook.

And we're told Amanda spent Thursday night confiding in one of the nurses about her future, saying she's fine and did not need confinement in a hospital.  We're told the doctors believe her ability to form clear thoughts is progress.

It seems a little inconsistent that she's doing better yet doctors sounded the alarm that they needed to keep her for an additional 30 days because she was "gravely disabled."  We're told doctors insist they were honest about her condition and feel they can help her with more time.

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16.

billybob    

Give this skank her crack and some more attention, and everything will be fine!

436 days ago
17.

verlinda    

She will be monitored closely with the medication. Sometime they can make you worst than you were from the start. They work for awhile then you need either a stronger dose, or something completely different. She should be prepared to take them for life. I wish her the very best.

436 days ago
18.

barney    

Wednesday and Thursday Amanda is showing improvement, then on Friday the Doctors claim she is gravely disabled and they need to keep her an additional 30 days. Sounds like her Doctors misdiagnosed what Amanda's medical problem was and just do not want to admit it. All the Pot is out of her system and she is returning to her normal self. Now she is stuck in the Mental ward where the Doctors can mess her up to cover up there mistake. I hope the Judge see's this when he see's her in 30 days if not sooner. Gives her back her freedom and does away with the Conservatorship.

436 days ago
19.

InsaneGame    

MK programing in effect

436 days ago
20.

barney    

Sounds like she is showing signs of not having Schizophrenia and the Doctors did not want to admit they may have made a wrong Diagnoses. So to prevent her from having her hearing in Court and getting set free they lied. No big surprise.Due to there lies her parents were given a temporary Conservatorship.I hope the Judge realizes this and after 30 days grants Amanda her freedom and ends the Conservatorship.

436 days ago
21.

James B    

I have a real problem with the obvious invasion of privacy that's going on here. I'm glad that Amanda's making improvements. She will NEVER be cured, her condition can be managed and that's all. At this early stage in her treatment, she is absolutely 100% entitled to privacy so I find it unsavoury that any website, TMZ included, should be seeking to make money off her misfortune. Every time we click on a story about her we're increasing their advertising revenue. There's plenty of zelebs out there who are fair game. Amanda, not so much. She's very desperately ill and needs to be left alone by the tabloid media to adjust to her condition and recuperate. When she's released, if she decides to make a public statement, then fine, report it. Until then, it's unsavoury for details of her treatment and diagnosis (private personal information) to be publicised.

436 days ago
22.

kim    

Why would you print her personal medical information? Have you or this "source" heard of HIPPA? She should sue you both! Disgusting

436 days ago
23.

barney    

Wednesday and Thursday Amanda is showing improvement, then on Friday the Doctors claim she is gravely disabled and they need to keep her an additional 30 days. Sounds like her Doctors misdiagnosed what Amanda's medical problem was and just do not want to admit it. All the Pot is out of her system and she is returning to her normal self. Now she is stuck in the Mental ward where the Doctors can mess her up to cover up there mistake. I hope the Judge see's this when he see's her in 30 days if not sooner. Gives her back her freedom and does away with the Conservatorship.

436 days ago
24.

emme    

She's crying because she has bipolar disorder and not schizophrenia. Arggh!

435 days ago
25.

Laura    

Radar Online recently reported that Amanda is sadly not improving and that any other reports (TMZ) stating otherwise are false. the source said that it takes longer than just a few weeks, usually years, to find the right medication for schizophrenics... this is what I originally thought. if she's improving (according to TMZ) then how come she wasn't able to show up to court the other day? TMZ is so full of crap.. leave Amanda alone to recover/get help! mental illness is a very serious thing and not many people are seeing it as such.

435 days ago
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Not So Ignorant    

I can't believe the lack if privacy in terms of her health records. If someone from the hospital is leaking this information, they should be fired and the hospital sued. This is just wrong and I'm sure somewhere along the lines illegal.

435 days ago
27.

Janet    

There's a danger in having gossip writers with zero medical background making proclamations like, "It seems a little inconsistent that she's doing better yet doctors sounded the alarm that they needed to keep her for an additional 30 days because she was "gravely disabled."

She's addicted to drugs and delusional and has been for years. Just because you get a little better after a short period in which you've been withdrawn from drugs and maybe alcohol does NOT mean that she's well enough to be released. She's still very sick indeed. She may never be able to live independently without severe risk of relapse.
In fact, the closer and addict gets to feeling "normal", the greater their risk of relapse - even greater than when they are miserable from withdrawal.
As for demonic possession, if she stay sober for the rest of her life, the "demons" will be gone. She made herself sick from drugs and serious delusions about appearance and social isolation. If she'd been in therapy and/or 12-step programs, and if she'd taken it seriously, she probably never would have descended this far into "mental illness".
But money and fame isolate people - the young are especially vulnerable.
I hope, and pray, that she gets better. But she's probably in for a life-long struggle against addiction. Poor soul.

435 days ago
28.

billybob    

O.K. maybe Ritalin with crack would be a good start...

435 days ago
29.

Barbie    

I'm glad she's doing better, I had no idea she was suffering with such a awful mental illness. I hope she continues on her treatment and doesn't get so well that she think she doesn't need her medications anymore. Unfortunately that's what a lot of mentally ill people do when they start to feel better. I wish her nothing but the best!

435 days ago
30.

kim    

Who says schizophrenics don't show emotion?? Ive known more than one in my lifetime and with proper medication Ive seen them show plenty of emotion which includes, crying.

435 days ago
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