Amanda Bynes: Showing Signs of Schizophrenia, Violent Mood Swings, "Severe Mental Illness"

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Amanda Bynes has shown schizophrenic tendencies and wild mood swings in the L.A. hospital where she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

According to reports, doctors there have already determined that the 27-year-old is suffering from a severe mental illness "with schizophrenic tendencies."

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The 27-year-old Bynes, hospital sources say, is fully cognizant of the fact that "there's a good Amanda and a bad Amanda." More frightening still?

When she talks about "bad Amanda," TMZ reports, "she almost mimics an exorcism, pulling at her body as if to remove the demon, and even biting herself."

It's not all bad. Yesterday, for a 10-hour period, she was kind, quiet and nice. Fully lucid, too. But doctors found that this can change quickly and radically.

When staff question Amanda Bynes about the fire she started on Monday, her personality changes radically. Frustrated, she totally clams up.

She remained "normal," though ... until out of the blue, her eyes widened and she demanded to know the status of the dog she soaked in gasoline.

Told that her parents, who are requesting a conservatorship over the troubled star, are taking care of it, she lost her cool and allegedly responded:

"They'll kill it, just like they tried to kill me."

She was really, really upset about this prospect. It's unclear why, but she was so incoherent and out of hand that she had to be physically held back.

Also, she was rooming with another female patient at the onset, but started berating and insulting her so badly that staff moved her to her own room.

Finally, since being admitted, she's undergone extensive toxicology screening, but aside from her beloved marijuana, Bynes is clean as a whistle.

Sad and scary to learn that her situation is probably worse than a lot of us realized. Here's hoping she gets the help she needs to make a fresh start.

NOTE: An earlier version of this article included the phrase "dueling personalities" in the headline. We were referring to the "two Amandas" mentioned above.

This was not an attempt to diagnose Amanda with multiple or split personality disorder, so we have altered the headline to "violent mood swings."

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she's possessed??


Hey, shit happens when you slap that vagina too much.

@ Kevin

Ha ha ha!

@ Derp

WTF is funny at all about this sad situation you moron


I'm sure a lot of this is probably right. The bigger question would be how your finding out personal medical knowledge. If this is all true someone at that hospital deserves to be fired.

@ anonymous

Stop using my name please! Idiot.

@ anonymous

you are a fucking stupid idiot

@ joegiosano

Don't make me come after you too cunt.

@ anonymous

you are a fucking idiot. what a thing to say stupid little prick

@ joegiosano

What did I say offensive?


This is just sad. I have a Cousin whose got this mental disorder. And she refuses help. So everyone just stays away from her. We only hear from her around the holidays. Sad.


I'm glad to see someone finally cared enough to help her. She's lucky she's still alive after all she's been through. God bless her soul.

@ me

It's not about caring enough or not caring. She's pushed friends and family away. It took her creating a situation so bad that the police were able to get involved without her having any choice about it.


That's very sad. I hope she gets better. She can, she just has to take er meds and work hard to get better. And she needs support. From her family first, and her fans second.


She was probably self-medicating, but it only makes things worst. I hope her family is involved and they are able to get her the help she needs. Mental illness is not a joke and it is very sad to watch someone go through this. Amanda you are in my prayers.


I feel deeply sorry for her.


In response to the email entitled Amanda Bynes Shows Signs of "Serious Mental Illness" Duh!!!!!!!!!!


See I told you...this is why her parents need to be in charge of Amanda's finances as well as her mental Health, regardless to how old she is. The girl needs help desperately....

@ My Two Cents.....

i totally agree. Just like with Britney Spears, same situation.