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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

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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Just remember Amanda the harder it is the sweeter the reward.

440 days ago


So much for hospital patient confidentiality. If I was Amanda I would sue the hospital for all these leaks related to her treatment.

440 days ago


Its not schizophrenia,its demonic possession.

She is under influence of demons and she needs to be saved.
Medications are just covering up symptoms,they are not curing her at all just SEDATING her.

Thats why you got so many celebrities with mental issues and scientist don't know how to cure them.
I said CURE not sedate with medications.

She needs to turn to God for help.

440 days ago

Slim Whitman    

Psychiatry is not an exact science. I hope the pills the doctors gave her do her more good than harm. Wish her the best.

440 days ago

Grandma Cracker    

Best of luck for her. Get well soon.

440 days ago


Glad she is doin better

440 days ago


Amanda is fortunate to have some fame behind her illness. I think it got her the help she needed. There's probably a lot more people like Amanda sitting in a prison cell.

440 days ago


I'm just glad she is getting help. She needed it.......bad.
It was only a matter of time till she killed that poor dog.

440 days ago


I wonder if Amanda will return to acting once she's treated. Script writers could write her illness into her projects like they do with Michael J. Fox.

440 days ago


Well, good. I hope she is finally starting to feel things again, good or bad. I wish her well.

440 days ago


You know, for a company that claimed the moral high ground for 'not reporting on crazies' you seem to know and report alittle too much. It would seem the judge needs to steep in and reprimand thhet carers. You shouldn't have access to that info and if you do it's a breach of patient confidentiality and you guys should be sued, along side those supplying this information. Hypocritical s***

440 days ago


TMZ this is the dumbest comment suggested that because Amanda shows improvement, it seems inconsistent that the doctors want to keep her an additional 30 days. REALLY? IMPROVEMENT DOES NOT MEAN CURED OR WELL ENOUGH TO BE ON HER OWN.
TMZ for months has been writing what weird behavior Amanda has been exhibiting & thinks improvement means she can or should be released? Apparently TMZ wants Amanda released so they can continue to write about her crazy behavior. TMZ think they know better than doctors to make such an asinine comment.

440 days ago


It's just her laying off the weed! The amount she was (allegedly) smoking each day would trigger schizophrenia in anyone!

440 days ago


I'm sure they told you all of this. Leave the poor girl alone. God bless her.

440 days ago


Is that Jigsaw?? Jigsaw's sister?

440 days ago
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