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Amanda Bynes

Life After Rehab

Enrolls In Fashion School

12/6/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes is wasting no time trying to rebuild her life after rehab ... and plans to hit the books at a private design school because she wants to become a fashion designer, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Amanda tell us she's enrolled as a student at FIDM -- the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising -- registering under an alias for 2 classes at the Orange County campus.

As we reported ... Amanda was sprung from rehab in Malibu last week and released to her parents' care. She was being treated for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

We're told ... the people close to Amanda believe school will help ease her back into society by giving her some sort of structure for her life.  She's taking a light class load -- by design -- and will be escorted to and from her classes.

We're also told ... the treatment that began in rehab will continue during the school year ... Amanda will juggle her classes with 4-times-a-week therapy sessions.

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31.

Johnny Carcinoma    

Hey Harvey,

Here's where your being gay is most insidious and disgusting. Because if you had any of your own children, you be far more cir***spect and respectful of this poor girl.

All of you vulture at TMZ should cease this disgusting coverage. In a medium that digs through trash as a staple, you folks are lowering the bar with every post about her.

Can't you go back to reporting instead on every turd laid by that Kartashian family instead?

Pigs.

268 days ago
32.

Daron    

Good luck Amanda.

268 days ago
33.

ted    

"Gangsta?" Girlfriend please, you're a whitebread chick from Thousand Oaks. Can't wait to see what "fashion" creations this now highly medicated bimbo dreams up

268 days ago
34.

Mimi    

TMZ, leave this young lady alone. She's dealing with enough, has many challenges ahead and it's just sick and disgusting that you papz vultures are hounding her.

268 days ago
35.

KicksandGiggles    

If she has to be escorted to class, then is she really ready?? But what REALLY pizzes me off is the thousands of hard working REAL talented students of fashion design that do not get her name perks and $$$. They have to fight for a break in the business and this druggie gets to skip right on in after "school" or adult daycare that is called you know, fashion class.

268 days ago
36.

anto    

Leave the girl alone you bunch of s***bags

268 days ago
37.

BB not bb    

She looks sad. Those drugs block serotonin in the brain, which is the chemical that allows you to fell happy and coherent. Now she is making wacky decisions if you ask me. I think her clothing choices are part of what got her up in the first place. I was waiting to hear her rap album, but I guess that was determined to be not sane enough by her parents.

268 days ago
38.

VictorNewman    

i'm bipolar and i know how hard it is to manage the time and effort it takes to treat my disorder. between the meds and the therapy, it's an effort trying to keep things from getting too stressful. my prayers for this young woman and my sympathy for her having to engage her personal battle in public.

268 days ago
39.

Beth    

Best of luck to her.

268 days ago
40.

palermo    

STOP stalking this woman, let her live and heal

268 days ago
41.

Barbara    

I truly believe that the media should not cover anyone who has mental health issues. She is not going back into show business but the fashion business. Time to back off and not hound her. She is choosing a non-public life.

268 days ago
42.

Reed    

Good for her, now TMZ let her alone for awhile. Give her a chance to get it together without your snarky we are superior to everyone remarks.

268 days ago
43.

Toilethead    

Good! Now leave her the hell alone so she can live a normal life.

268 days ago
44.

Grandma Cracker    

Good for her and I hope she is successful and that the paps leave her alone so she can do what she needs to do.

268 days ago
45.

JenT    

I know tmz are making money out of this but can you her alone

268 days ago
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