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Amanda Bynes Mom takes her off meds - Despite Evidence of Mental Illness

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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This drives me NUTS - She can go weeks or even months with no episodes...without her meds, she WILL eventually start showing symptoms and having episodes

 

4/10/2014 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes
' mother just came out publicly and said her daughter does NOT suffer from Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder -- she says the only problem Amanda had was weed -- but multiple sources tell TMZ ... that's just NOT true.

Amanda's mom says all her her daughter's problems emanated from marijuana, and she is now weed-free, so Amanda is off ALL medications.  Lynn Bynes says, "She has no mental illness whatsoever."

We made the rounds again Wednesday ... and everyone we spoke with stands firm -- Amanda does suffer from Schizophrenia and Bipolarity.  Beyond our sources, there's documented proof of mental illness.

-- Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held.  According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains "gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism."  As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.

-- Amanda's mom won a temporary conservatorship after a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill.  The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.

-- Amanda's lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.

-- Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktail in a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia. 

-- Amanda spent weeks at the UCLA psych ward and at times was so incoherent she had to be restrained.  Amanda left after she became freaked out by other patients.

-- Sources tell us, during Amanda's stay at a Ventura County psych hospital, she would tell doctors about the "Bad Amanda" and mimicked an exorcism and began biting herself. 

-- Tamar Arminak, the celebrity lawyer who reps Amanda's mom, tells TMZ, "Amanda is now on zero medication."  Her mother believes all the talk about Schizophrenia is false and that's why she took her off the meds. The mom says she's had no psychotic episodes in the last few months. 

Sources connected to Amanda tell us they are alarmed and fearful.



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owl0210
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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Her mother is in denial and if anyone is familiar with bi-polar disorder then you would know what happens when you stop taking your meds. Mental illness is no different than a physical illness. If you don't take your heart medication then you're putting yourself at risk for a heart attack. If you don't take your mood stabilizers then you will fall back into a manic/depressive state.
AtoZmami
by Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Yes, and she already looks like she gained some weight from this photo. Most bipolar and schizophrenia meds have the common side effect of weight gain-usually in upwards of 40 pounds. You think a Hollywood actress is going to take them and hope to have some kind of career? Im doubtful. I went on meds once, and went up to 220 pounds. The lesson I learned was this: I was better off as a complete whackjob. Why? Because if you look nice, you can be crazy as shit and the world will still give you a chance. If you're just fat. nobody wants to even know you.

stormcris
by Christy on Apr. 10, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Actually it was backed by a doctor and the source of the news was an attorney. (the meds)

Here for some real points:

"For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," Arminak said, adding that she's currently on "zero medication," and is "devoted to living her life as healthy as possible." What's more, Bynes' lawyer maintains that the actress "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."

Bynes is currently studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Orange County campus, and has mostly laid low since completing inpatient treatment in December 2013, however, she did return to Twitter this past weekend, sharing photos from her family vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Bynes' lawyer tells People the "She's The Man" star is "doing extremely well," while a family source told the magazine she "continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week," and explained that she is still working through the causes of her past behavior.

So see she is still in therapy. It is not like there is no treatment.

stormcris
by Christy on Apr. 10, 2014 at 12:52 PM

This is recent

Quoting AtoZmami:

Yes, and she already looks like she gained some weight from this photo. Most bipolar and schizophrenia meds have the common side effect of weight gain-usually in upwards of 40 pounds. You think a Hollywood actress is going to take them and hope to have some kind of career? Im doubtful. I went on meds once, and went up to 220 pounds. The lesson I learned was this: I was better off as a complete whackjob. Why? Because if you look nice, you can be crazy as shit and the world will still give you a chance. If you're just fat. nobody wants to even know you.


sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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 Beyond our sources, there's documented proof of mental illness.

-- Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held.  According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains "gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism."  As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.

-- Amanda's mom won a temporary conservatorshipafter a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill.  The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.

-- Amanda's lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.

-- Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktailin a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia.

 

She needs medication in addition to therapy. She can be symptom and episode free for some time without meds. It takes the meds quite some time to get out of the system.

My family member who keeps deciding periodically that he doesn;t need meds once went 6 months without an episode...than he started obsessing and believing that billboards and church bulletins were sending him messages. He kept that hidden from his wife for awhile until she found pieces of paper with the "messages"....than the next day he called 911 and said he believed his and his kids lives were in danger.

Schizophrenics need their meds 

 

 

Quoting stormcris:

Actually it was backed by a doctor and the source of the news was an attorney. (the meds)

Here for some real points:

"For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," Arminak said, adding that she's currently on "zero medication," and is "devoted to living her life as healthy as possible." What's more, Bynes' lawyer maintains that the actress "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."

Bynes is currently studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Orange County campus, and has mostly laid low since completing inpatient treatment in December 2013, however, she did return to Twitter this past weekend, sharing photos from her family vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Bynes' lawyer tells People the "She's The Man" star is "doing extremely well," while a family source told the magazine she "continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week," and explained that she is still working through the causes of her past behavior.

So see she is still in therapy. It is not like there is no treatment.

 

stormcris
by Christy on Apr. 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Those do not prove schizophrenia. 

You can have a mental breakdown and be put on that hold. 

The legislative intent of the 1967 Lanterman-Petris-Short Act is:

  • To end the inappropriate, indefinite, and involuntary commitment of mentally disordered persons, developmentally disabled persons and persons impaired by chronic alcoholism, and to eliminate legal disabilities;

  • To provide prompt evaluation and treatment of persons with serious mental disorders or impaired by chronic alcoholism

  • To guarantee and protect public safety;

  • To safeguard individual rights through judicial review;

  • To provide individualized treatment, supervision, and placement services by a conservatorship program for gravely disabled persons;

  • To encourage the full use of all existing agencies, professional personnel and public funds to accomplish these objectives and to prevent duplication of services and unnecessary expenditures;

  • To protect mentally disordered persons and developmentally disabled persons from criminal acts.

So no not only

Severe mental illness can be short term or long term. PTSD can be a severe mental illness. Depression can be a severe mental illness. Rage syndrome can be a severe mental illness. ADHD with agression can be a severe mental illness, under how they define it. But, with chemical illness your body can shift. There are also several non-mental disorders that will mimic a mental disorder. Lupus can look like bipolar. Certain people can act schizophrenic if their body reacts to cannabis badly. Migraines can mimic an assortment of mental illness. 

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... doctors at the psychiatric hospital where she's being held have given her a combination of meds -- referred to as a cocktail -- to control what appears to be schizophrenia.

Key words there: what appears to be not what is and they took extra license with this article and jumped to an conclusion that wasn't what was initially said. 

Articles such as this TMZ mess is what is keeping people from seeking treatment. The court of the press is not her doctor. They do not have a medical degree. They jump on anyone with a problem. They leap to draw conclusions that were not in context with what was said. They take information from random sources who are not the doctors. She needs the correct therapy and only her doctor can decide what that is. 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Beyond our sources, there's documented proof of mental illness.-- Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held.  According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains "gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism."  As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.-- Amanda's mom won a temporary conservatorshipafter a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill.  The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.-- Amanda's lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.-- Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktailin a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia.

 

She needs medication in addition to therapy. She can be symptom and episode free for some time without meds. It takes the meds quite some time to get out of the system.

My family member who keeps deciding periodically that he doesn;t need meds once went 6 months without an episode...than he started obsessing and believing that billboards and church bulletins were sending him messages. He kept that hidden from his wife for awhile until she found pieces of paper with the "messages"....than the next day he called 911 and said he believed his and his kids lives were in danger.

Schizophrenics need their meds 



Quoting stormcris:

Actually it was backed by a doctor and the source of the news was an attorney. (the meds)

Here for some real points:

"For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," Arminak said, adding that she's currently on "zero medication," and is "devoted to living her life as healthy as possible." What's more, Bynes' lawyer maintains that the actress "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."

Bynes is currently studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Orange County campus, and has mostly laid low since completing inpatient treatment in December 2013, however, she did return to Twitter this past weekend, sharing photos from her family vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Bynes' lawyer tells People the "She's The Man" star is "doing extremely well," while a family source told the magazine she "continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week," and explained that she is still working through the causes of her past behavior.

So see she is still in therapy. It is not like there is no treatment.

 


furbabymum
by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

 I hope she weaned her off and not just stopped cold. She's going to screw that girl up even more!

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 1:39 PM

 She was diagnosed as having schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

Her Mom is stating she doesn't BELIEVE their diagnosis and she was just smoking weed

 

Amanda's mom says all her her daughter's problems emanated from marijuana, and she is now weed-free, so Amanda is off ALL medications

Quoting stormcris:

Those do not prove schizophrenia. 

You can have a mental breakdown and be put on that hold. 

The legislative intent of the 1967 Lanterman-Petris-Short Act is:

  • To end the inappropriate, indefinite, and involuntary commitment of mentally disordered persons, developmentally disabled persons and persons impaired by chronic alcoholism, and to eliminate legal disabilities;
  • To provide prompt evaluation and treatment of persons with serious mental disorders or impaired by chronic alcoholism
  • To guarantee and protect public safety;
  • To safeguard individual rights through judicial review;
  • To provide individualized treatment, supervision, and placement services by a conservatorship program for gravely disabled persons;
  • To encourage the full use of all existing agencies, professional personnel and public funds to accomplish these objectives and to prevent duplication of services and unnecessary expenditures;
  • To protect mentally disordered persons and developmentally disabled persons from criminal acts.

So no not only

Severe mental illness can be short term or long term. PTSD can be a severe mental illness. Depression can be a severe mental illness. Rage syndrome can be a severe mental illness. ADHD with agression can be a severe mental illness, under how they define it. But, with chemical illness your body can shift. There are also several non-mental disorders that will mimic a mental disorder. Lupus can look like bipolar. Certain people can act schizophrenic if their body reacts to cannabis badly. Migraines can mimic an assortment of mental illness. 

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... doctors at the psychiatric hospital where she's being held have given her a combination of meds -- referred to as a cocktail -- to control what appears to be schizophrenia.Key words there: what appears to be not what is and they took extra license with this article and jumped to an conclusion that wasn't what was initially said. 

Articles such as this TMZ mess is what is keeping people from seeking treatment. The court of the press is not her doctor. They do not have a medical degree. They jump on anyone with a problem. They leap to draw conclusions that were not in context with what was said. They take information from random sources who are not the doctors. She needs the correct therapy and only her doctor can decide what that is. 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Beyond our sources, there's documented proof of mental illness.-- Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held.  According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains "gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism."  As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.-- Amanda's mom won a temporary conservatorshipafter a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill.  The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.-- Amanda's lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.-- Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktailin a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia.

 

She needs medication in addition to therapy. She can be symptom and episode free for some time without meds. It takes the meds quite some time to get out of the system.

My family member who keeps deciding periodically that he doesn;t need meds once went 6 months without an episode...than he started obsessing and believing that billboards and church bulletins were sending him messages. He kept that hidden from his wife for awhile until she found pieces of paper with the "messages"....than the next day he called 911 and said he believed his and his kids lives were in danger.

Schizophrenics need their meds 

 

 

Quoting stormcris:

Actually it was backed by a doctor and the source of the news was an attorney. (the meds)

Here for some real points:

"For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," Arminak said, adding that she's currently on "zero medication," and is "devoted to living her life as healthy as possible." What's more, Bynes' lawyer maintains that the actress "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."

Bynes is currently studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Orange County campus, and has mostly laid low since completing inpatient treatment in December 2013, however, she did return to Twitter this past weekend, sharing photos from her family vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Bynes' lawyer tells People the "She's The Man" star is "doing extremely well," while a family source told the magazine she "continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week," and explained that she is still working through the causes of her past behavior.

So see she is still in therapy. It is not like there is no treatment.

 

 

Raintree
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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I don't know who any of these people are. 

Which seems like a good idea.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM

 

Quoting furbabymum:

 I hope she weaned her off and not just stopped cold. She's going to screw that girl up even more!

 If she has schizophrenia, she will have an episode anyway eventually but i agree..you are not supposed to stop those meds cold like that

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