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(37,305 posts)
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:13 PM Sep 2013

8/9/2013: Amanda Bynes still in hospital; mother named conservator 8/30: extended for year


(CNN) -- Amanda Bynes is going to remain under medical care as legal control over her person and estate is temporarily handed to her mother, Lynn.

Bynes, 27, was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in late July after she was "involved in a disturbance in a residential neighborhood" in Thousand Oaks, California. According to People magazine, the hold was initially for 72 hours, but on July 25, a judge ordered Bynes to be held for an additional two weeks.

At the same time, Bynes' parents, Rick and Lynn, filed for conservatorship of their daughter, who has been exhibiting increasingly bizarre behavior in recent months.

In a hearing Friday, Judge Glen Reiser with the Superior Court of California in Ventura County granted her parents' request for conservatorship, noting that Bynes is under a "continued ... hold in a psychiatric facility."


Amanda Bynes Under Long-Term Psychiatric Hold

A judge on Friday granted doctors treating Amanda Bynes for an unspecified mental disorder authority to hold her for up to a year, according to TMZ. The hold was then transferred to Bynes’ mother and conservator, Lynn Bynes, and Amanda Bynes was then moved to UCLA medical center.

Amanda Bynes has not yet been diagnosed with a specific condition, as her mental disorder appears to be complex, but she is reportedly being treated for schizophrenia. Although the long-term hold can last as much as a year, her psychiatrists do not expect her treatment to take that long, and are hopeful that she can be released and continue to be treated at the home of her parents. In fact, according to TMZ she could be held at UCLA for as little as 60 days while her doctors figure out a sound course of treatment that will allow her to function without presenting a danger to herself or others.


Dr. Drew cited this as a case of how parents can step in when a person starts to get psychotic.
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(12,151 posts)
3. One of the times Keith Olbermann's gleeful
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:41 PM
Sep 2013

wisecracking put me off -- and I generally liked Keith's gleeful wisecracking -- was when he didn't seem to get that Britney Spears had ceased being a celebrity performing the usual mockable antics and became a young woman who needed help.


(90,604 posts)
10. Craig Ferguson did a whole rant on those who mocked Britney, gods bless him
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:59 PM
Sep 2013

I don't watch him much because he's on so late, but every so often he really exceeds all expectations, and that was one of those times. He's had plenty of problems in his own life, including alcoholism that started very young, and -- he knows how to show his heart.



(23,156 posts)
4. Maybe I shouldn't admit this in public,
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:42 PM
Sep 2013

but I have no idea who Amanda Bynes is. Other than I've seen her name on occasion.

And I don't care to find out, either.


(12,151 posts)
5. Mental illness treated as celebrity antics is worth our attention.
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:50 PM
Sep 2013

Whoever she is, she's famous, and when she started "acting out," it was treated as an entertainment story -- "Spoiled Diva on drugs" or whatever.

Whereas it appears she's suffering some kind of mental illness and needed help much sooner than this.

I think it's a worthy cultural observation that our culture takes great pleasure in seeing any kind of public figure embarrassed (and of course some earn that attitude) but we're sometimes far too slow stop laughing and pointing and recognizing that someone needs real help.


(37,305 posts)
6. Saw her in a movie with Colin Firth. It was cute...
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:56 PM
Sep 2013

Yes one of those teen movies that you don't see unless you have kids around.


(12,081 posts)
9. my daughter grew up watching her. I thought her movies were cute and she was really good in her
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:33 PM
Sep 2013

comedy skit show. I hope she gets better.



(37,305 posts)
11. Yes. I thought it was youthful hijinks but it seems not.
Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:23 AM
Sep 2013

I'm glad her parents were able to help her.


(23,731 posts)
8. wow, hope she gets better!
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:08 PM
Sep 2013

just think of all those who don't have health insurance and or family support!

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