Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Amanda Bynes Forced To Stay In Hospital For 30 More Days

Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

The last we heard about Amanda Bynes was that she was taking her meds and doing well. And that may still be the case—but she's still not doing well enough to be released form the hospital. TMZ reports that the troubled actress, who doctors believe has schizophrenic tendencies, has been placed on a 30-day extended psychiatric hold.

In order to qualify for such a hold, a person needs to be considered "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder," according to the law.

Bynes was initially placed on psychiatric hold in July after starting a fire in a stranger's driveway. Her doctor is responsible for making the request that she remain hospitalized.

Her parents, meanwhile, are still pursuing a conservatorship, which they may be able to get once she's released from the hospital. TMZ had previously reported that a judge was leaning towards placing Bynes in her mother's care.

Support for LAist comes from

A source told the New York Daily News that Bynes is "not improving yet. She's still delusional. These meds take longer than a week to work, and she's only been given them for about a week."