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Amanda Bynes Diagnosed With Bi-Polar Disorder + Schizophrenia

Amanda Bynes
Pacific Coast News

After over a year of bizarre and increasingly erratic and dangerous behavior, Amanda Bynes has finally been diagnosed with not one, but two mental illnesses. The starlet is reportedly battling both bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.

Radar Online reports that Bynes’ parents are having a hard time coping with the idea that their little girl is so severely troubled, but that they’re dealing with the news as best as they can.

“It was difficult to process for Amanda’s parents,” the insider said. “The bright side is that Amanda can lead a long, normal life, as long as she takes her medication. Doctors at the treatment facility are still working to get Amanda therapeutic meds and she’s responding to the medications she is being given to treat her dual diagnosis.”

As for why Bynes left the UCLA Medical Center where she’d been receiving treatment, it’s somewhat simple: The place just wasn’t right for her.

Bynes’ parents’ attorney released a statement about the move. “Currently, upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA Medical Center, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles. Amanda is making great strides towards recovery,” the statement said. “The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda’s health and well-being. The Bynes family would also like to thank all of Amanda’s supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Still, a source close to the Nickelodeon starlet insists that the UCLA sitch wasn’t as innocuous as it sounds. “UCLA just wasn’t the right fit for Amanda,” the insider admitted. “She was turning into a zombie and was withdrawing into herself even more.”

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