Amanda Bynes Wants Out of Psych Ward NOW, Requests Emergency Hearing

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Amanda Bynes wants out of the psychiatric ward. Like yesterday.

Her attorney filed legal documents challenging the two-week extension of her forced hospitalization and asking for an emergency hearing to cut let her loose.

Typically, a 5150 psychiatric hold ends after 72 hours, but due to Amanda Bynes' mental illness, a judge extended it by two weeks late yesterday.

Amanda Bynes in 2011

There will be a hearing before a judge at the psychiatric ward this afternoon at 2 p.m. Pacific to contest that decision, and Amanda will be present.

It's unclear how or why the judge's mind would change after the ruling that was just handed down 24 hours ago, but she's going to try apparently.

Bynes clearly doesn't want to be there, or to be placed under a conservatorship in which her parents would be made her legal guardians in every respect.

Her parents have already filed for this, but were denied by the judge - at least until the two-week extension passes. Before he rules, the judge wants:

  • A one-on-one meeting with Amanda Bynes.
  • To hear from the doctors treating the star.
  • The attorney appointed to rep the 27-year-old to interview her at length and come up with the best recommendation he can.
  • To see the police file on the driveway fire incident that ended with her hospitalized under the 5150 hold earlier this week.

A hearing for the conservatorship was set for August 9, and it's hard to imagine Bynes being released prior to that, no matter how hard she protests.

As long as there's reason to believe she might harm herself or others, and the doctors feel they need more time to diagnose her condition, she'll stay put.

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Is Amanda faking all this nonsense in hopes of making a come back in movies and TV? I didn't know you could turn crazy off and on like she does.

@ McKay

When has she has she turned it off, especially recently? I seriously doubt this is her trying for a comeback. If it is it's totally the WRONG way to do it.


*0 hell too the n0 ., $tay awhile and relax., take ur pills on a daily and come out cosmatose.,

@ n

LMFAO! Exactly, just chill Amanda and all well, fingers crossed!


She should have thought about that when she wasted high priced gasoline on the dog.

@ I don't care

People with mental health issues often DON'T think straight. What's the price of gas have to do with it though. I mean c'mon, yea Amanda's been a circus/train wreck we could all see coming but it's not a humorous situation.

@ Emanon

Amanda has a severe mental disorder....nothing that was brought on by hollyweird perse but it's certainly nothing to take lightly....I just feel terrible for her. I cannot imagine what it's like to have an intelligent mind but one that has no control over what's real and what is imagined.....I just hope she gets the help she needs....politics aside.


Most crazy people do, but you can see it, you can see the crazy in her eyes. What ever they do, DO NOT LET HER OUT, or ANYWHERE NEAR THAT DOG !!!


THG-PLEASE stop invading this poor woman's privacy and releasing information your reporter clearly doesn't understand. A conservator is NOT a guardian and their legal roles and powers are different. Look it up - or interview an attorney who can explain it. Spreading misinformation only compounds a problem.

@ Linda Headley

Conservator is typically used to refer to one who has legal control over an adult's affairs. Guardian is typically one who looks after the affairs of a minor child.


Sounds like she might be schizophrenic. Whatever is going on she is seriously mentally ill! She needs to stay in treatment until they determine what exactly is going on with her and determine a treatment plan before releasing her back into society.


I hope her parents find a way to keep her there so she can get the help she badly need.


Do not let her out. She needs help!!!!


Releasing her would be the biggest mistake ever for her health & future. She needs treatment & counseling for an extended period. Hopefully that will help her get her life straightened out & mend the relationship with her parents.

@ Emanon

True, but the sad fact is you can only hold someone for so long, and if they don't think they have a problem, they won' help themselves.

@ Binky

If the person is deemed to not have the capability to make rational decisions about their health & safety as well as the health/safety of the public, they can be held for an extended period of time. Granted, I don't think that will happen in this situation but I do think the court will order long term treatment & counseling as a condition for being released. I'm thinking she'll be held for a few weeks. Usually any meds for mental health, whether it's depression or whatever, take a few weeks to fully take effect.

@ Emanon

Well said!,