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Amanda Bynes 2013 Twitter Rant, Crazy, Drugs: ‘Hairspray’ Actress Suffers PTSD Problems


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(Photo : REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) Amanda Bynes arrives for a court hearing at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York July 9, 2013.

After being placed in a 5150 psychiatric hold for starting a fire on a woman’s dirveway in Thousand oaks, CA, getting gasoline on her dog, and catching her pant leg on fire, Amanda Bynes’ parents have been concerned about her. They pleaded for a Britney Spears style conservatorship and finally the judge temporarily agreed. Bynes now admits to having PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and wants to get better.

According to Fox News, Bynes has PTSD in part from the pressures of her Hollywood career, in which she shot to Nickelodeon stardom as a child, before declaring that she was “retiring” a few years ago. She also is not very close to her parents in which she has deep issues with.

“Amanda has made significant improvements, she is doing better than she was,” said a source to Fox News.

There are no drug problems involved, it’s all mental. She has deep anger and PTSD, which tripped a psychotic episode... She is very ill, but manageable. Amanda genuinely wants to get better and has wanted to get better for some time.”

Judge Reiser recently granted Lynn Bynes conservatorship temporarily over her daughter. The decision will help her daughter to make more rational decisions and is more of a “safety value.”

“Amanda can’t make important decisions regarding her finances and welfare,” said the source. “But her parents can’t either. Everything still needs to go through Amanda’s lawyer and judge.”

The “ugly” Twitter ranting star has agreed to stay for an additional 30 days the night before the court hearing because her team was concerned that she might try to cut her treatment shorter than what would be appropriate without court’s involvement.

“She is easy to deal with at the moment and agreed to stay,” said the source. “While she is doing much better, Amanda needs to be monitored. She is on heavy anti-psychotic drugs and that requires constant medical observation. She wasn’t able to attend the hearing on Friday because at this point in treatment, she should not be moved.”

The source claims that the conservatorship is most likely to not become permanent.

“It doesn’t happen often (that it is approved) because it is a really big deal,” said Anahita Sedaghatfar, California lawyer. “it is basically taking away a person’s liberties, and (Bynes’ parents) will have to show that she really can’t take care of herself.”


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Aug 12, 2013 01:01 PM EDT