Rumors about Amanda Bynes' mental health have been circulating for over a year now, with some speculating that the former teen star may be suffering from schizophrenia. But even though she's still not speaking to the press, Amanda attempted to put those rumors to rest today.
Through her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, Amanda issued a statement to People magazine, assuring fans that she "does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it."
"There has been much speculation about Amanda's medical condition," the attorney says. "She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private."
Arminak adds that Amanda "never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she's proud to say she's been marijuana-free for the past nine months." So maybe all that time she was just paranoid?
Amanda's physical and mental health do seem to be on the upswing these days and recent bikini pics Bynes posted online showed the actress appearing happy and healthy.
Now all Amanda needs is a noteworthy film or television role for her comeback to be complete. Take note, Lindsay Lohan - it is possible to come back from the brink!