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Amanda Bynes

Parents Say Rehab Facility

Is What She Needs

9/30/2013 11:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes has been moved from the psych ward of a major hospital to a ritzy rehab place in Malibu for her own good ... so say her parents.

Rick and Lynn Bynes are responding to our story that Amanda was moved 3 weeks ago from the UCLA Medical Center to The Canyon rehab facility in Malibu.

Amanda's parents -- through their lawyer Tamar Arminak -- say the move was on the advice of doctors at UCLA, and that she is making "great strides towards recovery."

Sources close to Amanda tell TMZ, "Amanda was stuck with people in much worse condition than her.  She was scared, afraid and did not leave her immediate room area."  The lawyer adds, at the rehab place, "She is getting specialized psych care, one on one treatment, not drug rehab."

Our source says Amanda is able to walk around the grounds, see the ocean and ride the horses.

And, sources say, UCLA costs $50k more a month to house Amanda.  That means she's paying $55k a month at The Canyon.

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Astronut    

TMZ, your math is strange... do it over...

359 days ago
17.

gayle1976    

Who's in control here??? Amanda...or her parents/doctors???

359 days ago
18.

Nonsense    

Again TMZ, this has gone way beyond entertainment gossip. Leave her alone.

359 days ago
19.

ecinahs    

This trick loves attention. She needs to sit down.

359 days ago
20.

jtw_111    

This may actually be the best thing for Amanda. I was thinking earlier that a prolonged stay in a psych ward would probably make her even worse...I mean, who wants to be confined to a hospital for over a year? That'd make a sane person go mad. At least at this place she can walk around and go outside.

359 days ago
21.

Sean Kelly    

SKIT
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Has nothing to do with medication. No one "gets better" in those places. Its just money making bullsiht.
Her best course is to get out of Hollywood for a year and go relax in some blah city off the map. phsy wards don't heal. only farm

You are an idiot. You know NOTHING about mental illness or its treatment. Spin around on your barstool and share your bs with the others at the bar.

359 days ago
22.

nof    

Oh, and there is an oppressive nature to N.P.I.


Bars, bars, bars...


People watching you any, very time you're close to an exit and door.


On the other hand, the diagnosis is critical and can free you -


"Treatment Plans" are where it all happens.


You have a good one - you adhere - you're
halfway home.


N.P.I. leads you to the water - it's your call if you drink - sounds like Amanda's drinking - good.

359 days ago
23.

nof    

Grateful for the clarification, glad to hear this.


And it's true, there are a lotta scary characters -


In a locked facility.


All's Well That Ends Well -

359 days ago
24.

Dino the Dinosaur    

Good luck to her.

359 days ago
25.

FUTMZ    

....because rehab solves everything - just ask Linds. Celebrity parents have all the answers - just ask DUIna and Loudmouth Lohan.

359 days ago
26.

nof    

Was in N.P.I once.

Volunteer - a depression clinic they ran - new medication drug -


3 a.m. the first morning?


Crazy tried to stick a number-three lead pencil in my right eye.


Glad she's gone - I understand now - as usual I've been corrected.


I still think the doctors and N.P.I are the best in the world -


Not their fault a patient goes off.

359 days ago
27.

LISA    

That’s good to hear because a lot of people were starting to wonder why she was being held at UCLA for so long. I’m glad her doctors were happy with her progress and managed to transfer her to The Canyon Treatment Centre 3 weeks ago without the press finding out. I guess they found the right type and dose of meds, but she may still need intensive counseling, monitoring, education, etc. Malibu has the staff to address her mental health illness as well as any addictions (perhaps pot?). I wish Amanda and her family the best.

359 days ago
28.

nevernude    

I hope she sticks with treatment, whatever the diagnosis is!

359 days ago
29.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

What a faker... lmao. All this just to get her case tossed or settled out of court. Wait for it in a couple of months... it's going to be a miracle that she is healed.

359 days ago
30.

DD    

I'm glad for her. She will continue to stabilize with one on one treatment with a psychiatrist plus start to socialize with others so they can pinpoint additional symptoms.

359 days ago
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