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Amanda Bynes

Mom Takes Her Off Meds

Despite Evidence of Mental Illness

4/10/2014 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amanda Bynes
' mother just came out publicly and said her daughter does NOT suffer from Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder -- she says the only problem Amanda had was weed -- but multiple sources tell TMZ ... that's just NOT true.

Amanda's mom says all her her daughter's problems emanated from marijuana, and she is now weed-free, so Amanda is off ALL medications.  Lynn Bynes says, "She has no mental illness whatsoever."

We made the rounds again Wednesday ... and everyone we spoke with stands firm -- Amanda does suffer from Schizophrenia and Bipolarity.  Beyond our sources, there's documented proof of mental illness.

-- Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held.  According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains "gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism."  As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.

-- Amanda's mom won a temporary conservatorship after a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill.  The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.

-- Amanda's lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.

-- Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktail in a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia. 

-- Amanda spent weeks at the UCLA psych ward and at times was so incoherent she had to be restrained.  Amanda left after she became freaked out by other patients.

-- Sources tell us, during Amanda's stay at a Ventura County psych hospital, she would tell doctors about the "Bad Amanda" and mimicked an exorcism and began biting herself. 

-- Tamar Arminak, the celebrity lawyer who reps Amanda's mom, tells TMZ, "Amanda is now on zero medication."  Her mother believes all the talk about Schizophrenia is false and that's why she took her off the meds. The mom says she's had no psychotic episodes in the last few months. 

Sources connected to Amanda tell us they are alarmed and fearful.



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Huge mistake. She will relapse soon and the cycle starts all over again. Sad she doesn't have the support and firmness she needs

194 days ago


No she clearly has bipolar disorder her conduct/ violent behavior was very similar to Britney Spears. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT take this poor girl off her meds.... Ugh she's doing so well

194 days ago

Teresa andrews    

This does not bode well. I hope she was under the care of a doctor who knows how's how to wean people off these medications. If she just stopped taking them abruptly, it could be disastrous.

194 days ago


Well, now we know that either Amanda inherited her craziness from her mom or her mom has recently become a practicing psychiatrist. If Amanda is fully recovered, it will set back marijuana legalization years as evidence pot can cause psychosis. None of this looks good.

194 days ago


Her mom is covering for her daughter. She doesn't want you tmz vultures blabbing about her mental health in public

194 days ago


Her mother is seriously delusional and needs help herself for doing something so foolish.
Schizophrenia is a physiological illness that requires constant medicinal treatment.
What an idiot for putting her daughter at such risk again.
History WILL repeat itself. I hope someone intervenes in time. What a shame.

194 days ago


Those meds are what helped Amanda immensely, without them for a prolonged period of time will set Amanda back to where she was. The mother is either delusional, a mental case herself or taking drugs herself to think she knows more than the doctors. The mother should be held responsible for any harm Amanda brings to herself or anyone else if she relapses again.

194 days ago


"The mom says she's had no psychotic episodes in the last few months."

Uh, yeah, because she has BEEN ON THE MEDICATION. Even if she has been off for several months, bipolar episodes can last for months at a time. This is a horrible idea to do this against doctor's advice.

194 days ago


Just because she's not on medication doesn't necessarily mean she's not still under the care of a doctor.

194 days ago


She hasn't had any episodes in the last few months cause she was on meds! Not smart on moms part.

194 days ago


just when you thought her parents were smart! :(

194 days ago


While concerned.. I'm gonna have to side with mom here... they overdosed her on meds and she freaked out.. mom takes her off all meds and she's happier than ever..

194 days ago


Mom is worried Amanda's furtune will dry up. Where has there ever been a marijuana induced episode that would make person soak their dog in gasoline?

194 days ago


Wrooong - first off it was her lawyer who spoke on her behalf not her mom , they also never addressed the bipolar so it's still on the table, they said marijuana was not the problem but that it just so happens she's clean of it and they never said she has no mental illness just that she wants to keep it a secret, either get the real info and facts or stop posting articles you just sound like you wrote this whole thing in 2 mins and didn't even edit or research about it

194 days ago


Mom is in major denial. Most parents don't want to admit their child has mental issues and try to blame the devil--reefer madness!

194 days ago
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