After months of a strange downward spiral, Amanda Bynes finally got the help she needed. After attempting to set a stranger’s driveway on fire, and accidentally soaking her dog in gasoline, that seemed to be the final straw. Bynes was taken to a psychiatric ward and held there for evaluation.
Rumors spread that Bynes had been diagnosed as schizophrenic and that is what everyone believed at the time. Now that she is better and healthy, her mother is telling us otherwise. “Amanda has no mental illness whatsoever,” Lynn Bynes told E! News. “She has never been diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar.”
After allegedly throwing bongs out of windows, piercing her dimples, wearing wigs, and getting a DUI the world wanted to know where Amanda went wrong. She also had a string of strange social media postings. Her mother says that this was all caused by an addiction she had to pot. Lynn adds that Amanda, “is very sorry for all the hurtful tweets, statements and actions that occurred while she was under the influence of marijuana.”
Not only has her mother spoken out, but her attorney has as well. “There has been much speculation about Amanda’s medical condition,” Tamar Arminak said.
“She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private. However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it,” adding, “Amanda currently is on zero medication. She’s devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She’s 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.”
She is currently under the care of her parents since being hospitalized in May of last year. She now attends FIDM in California and pictures have shown her looking healthier than ever.