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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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Christina Marie    

Way to respect the poor girl's privacy, TMZ.

135 days ago
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shakedoggy    

she shood change her name to amandela! she wood b a national hero! (do u c wat i did there with the name?)

135 days ago
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The world is disgusting    

Why, why must these spoiled , rich brats promote "gangsta love"??! Honey, all a "gangsta" would do to you is b!tch slap your a$$, take your money and start you on the track, and not the race track, the h0e track. STOP IT, YOU ARE NOT A GANGSTER, YOU ARE NOT FROM THE "HOOD" .

135 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

So before the psyc ward she could run her life and work. Now while on meds shes escorted like a elementry school kid everywhere. Ya im sure those are great drugs for her. making her totally dependent on people. Poor girl. Hope she plays the game long enough to get off the drugs and back to a normal life. All she needed was a break from hollywood and the pap. and a good solid friend to talk to that wouldnt sell her out to the tabloids for a buck. Few months decompression and shed be fine. Everyone has moments. hers was just on camera

135 days ago
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Amber Olson     

I feel a tad bit sad for her right now. She sounds and looks good, but people that have those mental problems need to either have a chaperone or watched very closely. I'm glad to see her looking more healthy, but she is still a ticking time bomb. She needs alot more therapy before doing anything, she still has her problems. Hope she gets better.

135 days ago
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DiM    

Are you idiots still going on about schizophrenia and bipolar? There is NO such diagnosis. It is called schizoaffective. Hers seems to be comorbid with pot dependence which may be what triggered her psychosis. Yes, kids, very heavy pot use triggers psychosis if you are genetically predisposed. Then you have a life of medication taking. Anyway, agree with others to leave her be.

135 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Leave Amanda alone

135 days ago
8.

Sheryl    

I PRAY the media, ALL of them, will leave this young lady ALONE. Completely.

If anyone ever needed complete and total privacy, It's Amanda.

135 days ago
9.

INTHEZONE    

a vombie with makeup now

135 days ago
10.

Lynn M    

Good luck to her. I hope she has her issues under control and she can move past this. Wishing her only the best!

135 days ago
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mgreg33    

The article is saying she was in rehab I thought she has been in a mental ward or hospital

135 days ago
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jdranetz    

Good for her. She'll surprise us how quickly she bounces back. Psychiatric problems are quicker to treat than psychological problems. If it's a chemical or neurological abnormality that can be treated with medication, as long as she takes her meds, she's "cured". Psychological problems may take years of therapy. Some forms PTSD haunt some for the rest of their lives. She had her own TV show, co-starred on another. Has had movie roles. She may have spent a lot of money these past couple of years, but she has a big chunk of it left. If she gives up city living, she could live off of what she made for the rest of her life, and pursue hobbies and causes. I would not fault her for that. She's starting out with fashion. Maybe she'll move on other art forms that aren't of the performing nature; painting, sculpture. Maybe she could travel the world visiting museums and archaeological sites. There is an entire world of things out for her to do, other than perform in front of a camera or stage audience. I see a much slower recovery for some of the other young celebrities out there who have deep seated issues from manipulative and parasitic parents. I'm not talking about Miley, for her this all has been a clever way to leverage her career to make MILLIONS. and it worked.

135 days ago
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sca    

Said it before, I'll say it again... 100% support.

You go Amanda! Get that 4.0 and begin your great life!

135 days ago
14.

Gretel    

Leave her alone. She was so sick, she is probably struggling to come back and be strong. Unless she puts herself out there like Britney or Lindsay or other crazies who can't stay out of the limelight leave her alone.

135 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

Good for her!

135 days ago
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