Amanda Bynes May Need Long-Term Hospitalization to Treat Severe Mental Illness

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Amanda Bynes' team of doctors is recommending long-term, in-patient treatment to combat the actress' severe mental illness, a new report states.

Doctors at UCLA Medical Center will submit a recommendation to the judge overseeing her mother Lynn‘s bid to gain conservatorship of her daughter.

In it, they will push for long-term hospitalization of the former child star.

Amanda Bynes is being treated for a serious mental health disorder and is under temporary conservatorship of her mother until at least September 30.

At that date, a hearing will be held to determine her status.

After months of increasingly erratic behavior, Amanda was involuntarily hospitalized after setting fire to a stranger’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Lynn had Amanda moved from a county facility in Ventura County to the renowned psychiatric unit at UCLA after being granted temporary conservatorship.

Doctors have “been observing Amanda, and there has been some improvement," but her diagnosis is complex, and medication has yet to rectify the issue.

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Treating such severe mental illness is, in many ways, uncharted territory, and is extremely difficult at the absolute least. If nothing else, it takes time.

"She has her good days and bad days, and the goal is obviously to get her therapeutic and stable before being released," a source says of the actress.

Therefore, her treatment team, along with her mother "believes Amanda would benefit from prolonged treatment at UCLA, for at least the rest of the year."

Even though Amanda hasn’t been formally diagnosed with schizophrenia, “she is being treated for it. There is such a negative stigma with schizophrenia."

"Given time and the correct treatment and medicine, Amanda could and should absolutely be able to live with it and be a productive member of society."

“In fact, she wouldn’t likely suffer symptoms of it if she stays on her medication.”

Here's hoping, whatever decision is reached, that she continues to improve and finds her footing. She's only 27 and has a bright future ahead of her.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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Amanda Laura Bynes

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My favorite part of my body is my smile.

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I say I never want to get married. I feel trapped with the idea of marriage. How can you really be with somebody forever? I'd get bored!

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