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Amanda Bynes

Judge Praises Mom for Job Well Done

2/11/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Amanda Bynes has made progress by leaps and bounds, and today the judge in her conservatorship case credited her mother for the shocking progress.

TMZ broke the story ... Lynn Bynes became Amanda's conservator during her darkest hours -- after she started a fire in a neighbor's driveway and soaked her dog in gasoline.  TMZ first reported doctors later diagnosed her with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Today Lynn and Rick Bynes appeared in Oxnard court ... to sort out Lynn's duties as conservator. 

The judge made it short and sweet, saying, "Good job, Mrs. Bynes.  Well done."

Amanda is now living at her parent's home and is attending fashion design classes in the O.C.

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31.

lv2write31    

Amanda bynes did make major improvement. Now lets see if she keeps it. Up

167 days ago
32.

J5236    

Some good news. Glad Amanda is doing better and she has ethical and loving parents.

**And here's a hi-five to ALL the TMZ moms who are dedicated to their children and place value on doing the right thing!

167 days ago
33.

queenE    

SHE IS MENTALLY ILL. THAT TAKES THE ELEMENT OF ONE'S PERSONAL CONTROL INTO QUESTION. SHE CAN'T "keep it up"! LEAVE HER ALONE AND LET HER HAVE SOME PEACE! SHE CAN'T HELP THIS OR HER PAST OR HER FUTURE! STOP STOP STOP MAKING NEWS ABOUT THIS POOR GIRL'S NIGHTMARE!

167 days ago
34.

tmz_diva    

!good for her mom. all the best to them both!

167 days ago
35.

franklyspeaking    

This face filler addicted loon is certifiable.

167 days ago
36.

TJ    

Yeah, good job mom... but what took her so long? Amanda was on a downward spiral for a while. She didn't have to wait until Amanda hit rock bottom.

167 days ago
37.

Get educated     

That is great news!

167 days ago
38.

Simone    

Yet again TMZ writers show their ignorance. There's no such thing as an "Oxnard court" so it would be impossible for her parents to appear there.

Next time perhaps you can get it right by saying a Ventura Courtroom located in the city of Ventura which serves the County of Ventura.

167 days ago
39.

sca    

Mom , Amanda, and Dad rock here!!! Always a fan and look forward to hearing continuing great news!

167 days ago
40.

JA    

I hope she continues on her way to good mental health. She is very fortunate to have a good mother to step in.

167 days ago
41.

Carl    

I hope she is being supervised when she is off taking classes. It is a nearly two hour drive in good traffic (a rarity in LA) from her parent's home to Orange County where her school is. I can't imagine she does that everyday, meaning she probably is staying somewhere. Perfect chance to go off the rails if no one is keeping tabs on her.

167 days ago
42.

Suzy Q     

A person can't be diagnosed as both a schizophrenic and with biopolar disorder. If a physician can't decided, the patient is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, which has schizophrenic characteristics with a mood disorder.

167 days ago
43.

Lynn317    

Her parents deserve to be congratulated as they have done an excellent job - especially since they were also ruthlessly villainized and unfairly blamed when Amanda was reeling out of control. Only the most clueless people would somehow think parents could exert control of an adult child whose behavior was recklessly bizarre - and was avoiding any influence from anybody other than her drug dealers. These selfless parents were quietly working outside the glare of the press, struggling to help Amanda as best they could. If it weren’t for the 5150, she would still be living a desolate, fractured life. And if she hadn’t been wealthy and had a good family to care for her, she likely would have ended up living under a bridge somewhere talking to herself ... like so many others with mental health issues do.
Kudos to these responsible caring parents for turning her life around.

167 days ago
44.

nof    

@franklyspeaking
"This face filler addicted loon is certifiable."
3 hours ago
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How's your life going otherwise?

167 days ago
45.

Shelly    

Good luck doll, so happy Hollywood didn't ruin you. It's wonderful that you have family support. Stick by them!

167 days ago
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