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Following months of speculation about Amanda Bynes‘ mental illness, a new report indicates that the star has both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The formal diagnosis was made while Amanda was still being treated at UCLA Medical Center, which she recently left for a rehab center in Malibu.

“It was difficult to process for her  parents," a source said, despite the fact that Amanda Bynes' mental illness was what they both expected.

The bright side here is that it is believed that Amanda can lead a long, healthy and normal life as long as she takes medication, according to insiders.

Doctors at the treatment facility "are still working to get her therapeutic meds and she’s responding to medication she is being given to treat her diagnosis.”

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The decision to move Amanda Bynes from the psychiatric ward of a major hospital to a ritzy rehab center was made for her own good, her parents say.

Rick and Lynn Bynes commented on a previous report about their daughter shifting locations three weeks ago and leaving UCLA Medical Center.

Amanda's new home? The Canyon rehab facility in Malibu.

Her parents, via attorney Tamar Arminak, say the move was advised by the doctors at UCLA, and that she is "making great strides towards recovery."

Sources close to Amanda Bynes also stated that the surroundings at The Canyon are preferable to what she was experiencing at UCLA. To wit:

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Amanda Bynes has bolted from UCLA Medical Center, where she'd been residing, for a rehab center across the county which has no psychiatric facilities.

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The actress, 27, was being treated for severe mental illness at UCLA, but is now living at a fancy Malibu rehab center that caters to celebrities instead.

It's shocking, really, because according to TMZ, the facility does not have the psychiatric facilities available at UCLA, and Amanda Bynes is in a desperate state. 

Even more incredibly, she was under a special hold, called an LPS, which her doctors were granted because they were so concerned about her well being.

It had been speculated she might remain there until next year or even 2015.

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Amanda Bynes' mother Lynn formally withdrew her petition to obtain a conservatorship of her troubled 27-year-old daughter, a new report indicates.

Lynn’s attorney, Tamar Arminak, “notified the court on Thursday morning that the petition was being withdrawn. There will be no hearing on Monday."

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Earlier this week, one of the former Nickelodeon star’s attorneys, Richard Hutton, told the judge handling the starlet’s DUI case that she us unfit to stand trial.

The lawyer handling her bong-tossing arrest, Gerald Shargel, indicated that she may be hospitalized until 2015 and asked for a postponement in that case.

The troubled starlet has been under a temporary conservatorship obtained by her mother after starting a fire in a driveway near her parents’ house.

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Amanda Bynes' mental illness is severe enough that the troubled actress may end up staying in facility for a year and a half, according to a new report.

Her lawyer was in a New York City court today asking for a postponement for up to 18 months while the star continues to receive psychiatric treatment.

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Everything we've heard up until now has indicated that she may be hospitalized for awhile, but this report is the first we've heard suggest 2015.

Today's hearing stems from Bynes' arrest for allegedly throwing a bong out the window of her apartment and onto a Manhattan street this year.

Her lawyer, Gerald Shargel, echoed the sentiments of the attorney in Bynes' 2012 DUI case, who argued that Amanda is mentally unfit to stand trial.

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Troubled actress Amanda Bynes is suffering from severe mental illness and is unfit to stand trial, according to the attorney representing her in her DUI case.

The 27-year-old star was supposed to appear in court yesterday in the DUI case, following her arrest in West Hollywood, Calif., back in April 2012.

Amanda's lawyer, Rich Hutton, told the judge that his client "does not have the mental capacity" to even understand the nature of the proceedings.

In other words, she has no idea what she's being charged with, nor can she grasp the consequences. If you assume that's true, it's both amazing and sad.

The judge transferred the matter to the mental health court.

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With "Blurred Bynes," a group of drag queens have done the impossible, covering Robin Thicke's summer smash and calling out troubled actress Amanda Bynes.

Okay, maybe not the impossible. But didn't see that one coming, did you?

L.A. drag queens Willam Belli, Detox (both ex-contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race) and Vicky Vox have just released the video lampooning Amanda Bynes' wild antics.

Watch it in its NSFW glory below:

The three queens sing seductively, "OK she smoked some weed, you know you can't malign her. So high she tweets to Drake to murder her vagina."

Hashtag: #VAGACIDE.

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The cost of Amanda Bynes' psychiatric care inside UCLA Medical Center is reportedly so staggering, you would need "Olsen Twins money" to pay for it.

The actress, fortunately, is well off (albeit nowhere near the same league as Mary-Kate and Ashley, as she once dubiously claimed), because ... wow.

It's currently running her $3,500. A day.

The cost is so high because it covers not just around-the-clock treatment for severe mental illness, but her living expenses as well. Still, it's a huge price.

A judge ruled that doctors could keep Amanda on a long-term hold for up to a year, although the goal is 60 days, after which she'd live with her mom.

For reference, 60 days would run her $210,000, while a full year would be upwards of $1,250,000. Her SAG insurance covers just a small portion of the cost.

Bynes, whose mom now controls her finances, is reportedly worth $4 million, though she has been burning through it like crazy over the past year.

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Amanda Bynes is picking up right where she left off. On Twitter, that is.

Yesterday, the hospitalized 27-year-old actress tweeted, "I love Drake."

It was her first Tweet since July 19, when she said "Drake is gorgeous."

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The singular Tweet is still live and was sent from her official account.

The brief, unexpected return to Twitter came one day after her doctors at UCLA Medical Center asked for and were granted an extended long-term hold.

Amanda Bynes was hospitalized under an involuntary 5150 psychiatric hold back on July 22, and has been receiving mental health treatment ever since.

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Amanda Bynes could spend another year in treatment under an involuntary psychiatric hold at in L.A. after a judge extended the order keeping her there.

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A judge granted a "long-term hold" to her doctors, which could last for up to 12 months as she battles the severe mental illness that landed her in treatment.

She has been in treatment since setting a stranger's driveway on fire in July, the culmination of a year of bizarre behavior that had everyone worried.

Her mom, Lynn, still has temporary conservatorship over her legal, medical and financial affairs as Amanda Bynes remains under hospital care.

It's possible the former child star, 27, will not be held for a full year. At the end of 60 or 90 days, she could move to her mom's home if progress is made.

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Amanda Bynes Biography

A Bynes Pic Amanda Bynes is a young, innocent actress who is a former show host on Nickelodeon and a singer in addition to an acting star . After... More »
Born
Birthplace
Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

Amanda Bynes Quotes

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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