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Amanda Bynes is doing much, much better in the hospital this week, reports indicate, with her apparent schizophrenia now much closer to stabilized.

Doctors at the psychiatric hospital where she remains under a 5150 hold have given her a combination of medications, or cocktail, to help her symptoms.

Amanda Bynes, Sunglasses

The actress responded "quickly and dramatically," insiders say, and no longer talks to herself or insults people - two hallmarks of her last few months.

She's shown no inclination toward violence and has even been polite, saying "please" and "thank you" to staff members as she works to get better.

Does this mean Amanda Bynes' mental illness is under control?

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Despite the conservatorship battle surrounding her, a hospitalized Amanda Bynes and her mother Lynn are reportedly back on speaking terms.

Bynes is “absolutely aware of what is going on, and that her mother attempted to get a conservatorship of her," says a source close to the situation.

"She doesn’t like it, but Amanda loves her mom. They have a complicated relationship, but they get along most of the time, and used to be very, close."

Amanda Bynes' Face Photo

Before Amanda Bynes' mental health issues became so dire, "she used to say her mom was her best friend ... they have been talking daily since Friday."

Lynn has tried to emphasize to Amanda, who is said to resent her controlling parents, "that she just wants her to continue to get medical treatment.”

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Amanda Bynes is bitter and resentful toward her parents, Lynn and Rick, for pushing her into acting as a kid, according to sources close to the actress.

That's not helping their bid to obtain a conservatorship over their daughter. Even if it might be well-intentioned, to the star it's her greatest fear.

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Amanda Bynes' former BFF, model Ana Rivera, says she deeply resents her controlling parents for “pushing her into acting, a career she never wanted.”

Amanda “was frustrated, as they wanted her to act and she didn’t want to,” Ana says. “Amanda said the only movie she herself liked in was Hairspray."

"She didn’t get any enjoyment out of acting.”

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The legal saga surrounding Amanda Bynes' mental illness continues as she canceled a hearing that she requested Friday, saying she needs time for meds to kick in.

Amanda Bynes on the Street

Bynes initially wanted an emergency hearing at the psychiatric hospital where she's being treated, arguing that she's being held illegally against her will.

A judge decided Thursday that the 5150 psychiatric hold keeping her there - usually capped at 72 hours - would be extended another two weeks.

She wanted to challenge that ruling, but eventually concurred with her attorney that they had no new case, and asked for a hearing on August 1.

The 27-year-old and her lawyer believe the medication she's now on will improve her condition and allow her to make a stronger case for freedom.

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According to one source, Kim Kardashian loves Absolutely Fabulous.

And according to another, the first-time parent has similar thoughts about Amanda Bynes.

During a talk sow segment with Ryan Seacrest Thursday, Kris Jenner said of her daughter: "She's obsessed with [Bynes] and really wants her to be fabulous and get well."

Bynes, of course, is a long way from well.

She's been hospitalized for major mental issues and has requested a hearing to get out of the psych ward.

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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.

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A judge has granted a two-week extension of Amanda Bynes' psychiatric hold, while her parents will try to seek a legal conservatorship over her today.

If the judge, who held a hearing at the hospital where she's staying, declined to extend the 72-hour hold, Amanda could've walked out last night.

He did not, however, after doctors successfully argued that they need an additional two weeks to properly diagnose Amanda Bynes' severe mental illness.

Amanda Bynes in Court Photo

Amanda was represented by her own lawyer, arguing for the extension to be denied. She will most likely fight any bid for a conservatorship, as well.

In seeking legal control over their 27-year-old daughter, Bynes' parents will argue that she suffers from schizophrenia but will not seek  treatment.

This is because in her mind, she doesn't believe she has an illness, therefore the only way to keep her safe is to provide round-the-clock care.

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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.

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Ashley Benson, prepare to be called "ugly" by Amanda Bynes in 3... 2... 1...

The Pretty Little Liars star has posted a hilarious selfie on Instagram in which she makes mocks a similar effort by Bynes, the selfie-loving former child star.

Compare the two image below and see what we mean.

  • Ashley Benson Instagram Photo
  • Bynes Twit Pic

Bynes is currently under mental evaluation for starting a fire in California this week, which has caused some to come down hard on Benson for the impression.

"Amanda has a mental disorder, this pic’s kinda mean," wrote one Instagram user, for example.

Do you agree? Is it too funny, or did she go too far? A little of both?

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As widely expected, Amanda Bynes' parents will request a conservatorship over their daughter in court a la Britney Spears, according to a new report.

Amanda Bynes, Blue Wig Photo

The 27-year-old's mom and dad, Lynn and Rick, will ask that a temporary conservatorship be set up, giving them control over their child's affairs.

Their decision comes after Bynes was detained and hospitalized Monday after allegedly setting a fire in the driveway of a home near her parents' house.

No injuries were reported and Bynes was not arrested, nor will she be charged with a crime, as officials believe what she needs is help, not punishment.

One witness described Bynes' state at the time as "frantic and discombobulated."

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Amanda Bynes Biography

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Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

Amanda Bynes Quotes

My favorite part of my body is my smile.

Amanda Bynes

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!

Amanda Bynes