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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.

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Still under an involuntary 5150 hold, Amanda Bynes is moving to a new psychiatric facility, according to reports. The actress made the move on Thursday.

Amanda has been hospitalized since July 22. Yesterday, she stepped out for the first time since then, en route from Ventura County to UCLA Medical Center.

Covering her body and face in a white sheet, she appeared to be wearing a bright blue wig on her head and only socks on her feet while walking to a black SUV.

Bynes' mom Lynn, who was granted temporary conservatorship over her daughter on August 9, wanted her at UCLA to receive the best psychiatric care.

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Amanda Bynes is reportedly doing much better in psychiatric treatment these days, and ironically, that's likely what kept her in there longer than she'd like.

The prescription drug cocktail being used to treat her severe mental illness (believed to be schizophrenia) seems to be working, reports indicate.

In fact, in the last few days, Amanda Bynes had a breakthrough.

She's showing emotion, which many schizophrenics don't, and was crying Wednesday and Thursday night, saying she was scared about Friday's court date.

She did not attend it, and her psychiatric hold was extended.

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Amanda Bynes' mother was granted a temporary conservatorship over the troubled actress yesterday in court after a judge extended her psychiatric hold.

The judge based his decision on the findings of an investigator appointed to evaluate Amanda's mental health, which he found she is "gravely disabled" by.

Amanda Bynes was not even fit enough to travel to court in person.

Her lawyer told the judge at Friday's hearing that she's spoken with the star several times and Amanda opposes a conservatorship, believing it's not necessary.

The judge disagreed, and her mother will be in charge of Amanda's personal well-being - as well as her medical treatment and finances - for now.

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Amanda Bynes was just placed on an extended, 30-day psychiatric hold after doctors argued that the star is "gravely disabled" by mental illness.

Amanda Bynes, Blue Hair

Bynes was set to return to court and try to win her freedom, but doctors said she was not even well enough to leave the hospital to attend today's hearing.

Doctors went to a judge who went to the hospital to conduct the emergency hearing, according to TMZ, and the judge granted their request to keep her there.

The actress' 5150 psychiatric hold, which was already extended from 72 hours to two weeks, has now been lengthened for at least the next 30 days.

Taking away someone's freedom is a serious thing, and doctors can only do so if the patient is deemed "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder."

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Amanda Bynes will be in court Friday, where she is expected to attempt to win her freedom from a California psychiatric hospital. Will she be successful?

The actress, held against her will for the last two weeks since setting a driveway on fire in Thousand Oaks, will be bussed to a local courthouse.

There, her parents will ask a judge for a temporary conservatorship, granting them control over her personal, legal, medical and financial affairs.

If the parents get their way, Amanda will go back to the psychiatric ward for further treatment; Bynes, 27, could walk away a free woman if a judge allows it.

Amanda Bynes will be accompanied by her lawyer. She'll speak to the judge personally, likely in chambers, so he try to gauge her mental competency.

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After months at the center of Amanda Bynes' Twitter universe, Drake has finally weighed in on the actress' bizarre and frequent missives about him.

It has long been a mystery whether Drake cared, or even knew what was being said about him by Amanda Bynes, for the last 4-5 months. No longer.

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  • Amanda Bynes, Sunglasses

"I don't even know who that is doing that or what that's about," Drizzy told XXL magazine. "If that is her, I guess it's a little weird and disturbing."

"It's obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me. Whether it's her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going."

Amanda Bynes' Twitter has been radio silent since she was placed on a 5150 hold a few weeks ago. Her last tweet, fittingly, was "Drake is gorgeous."

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Amanda Bynes tried and failed to secure her release Thursday from the hospital where she has been held under a 5150 psychiatric hold since July 23.

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In a hearing held at the hospital, she argued there was no legal basis to hold her for two more weeks, as a judge ordered once the 72-hour hold lapsed.

The actress' lawyer argued at the hearing that she is making good progress, more than capable of caring for herself and no longer a danger to others. 

She is actually doing a lot better since her doctors began administering a cocktail of medication, though there are clear signs Amanda is schizophrenic.

In the end the judge agreed with the star's doctors, who said Amanda needs to stay in the hospital since her mental health is precarious at best.  

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Nick Cannon and Amanda Bynes go back a long way, so it's little surprise he is coming to his friend and Nickelodeon co-star's defense in an open letter.

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Cannon has found himself asked about her a lot in interviews these days, especially after her recent hospitalization and psychiatric hold this month.

As a result, the America's Got Talent host posted an open letter to his “sister” Wednesday, trying to explain to the public the pressures child stars face.

Nick notes that while Bynes’ behavior might look “crazy” to people on the outside, it makes total sense to him and should not be a laughing matter.

“Lately I have been hit with an onslaught of questions about someone I consider family, someone I watched grow up," Cannon writes of the actress.

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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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Amanda Bynes Biography

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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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