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Amanda Bynes Moves To Malibu Rehab Facility

Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Amanda Bynes has been in treatment for severe mental illness since July, and she's switched rehab centers more than once. Now, the 27-year-old actress has changed facilities again, moving from UCLA Medical Center to The Canyon in Malibu.

TMZ reports that the move happened about three weeks ago, and is a curious choice since the Malibu spot doesn't have the same level of resources that UCLA has:

...the facility does not have the psychiatric facilities available at UCLA, and we're told she's still in a desperate state. It's all the more shocking because she's under a special hold -- called an LPS -- which doctors got because they were so concerned about her well-being.

The gossip site notes that Bynes rarely steps out of the area she lives in and isn't wearing her wigs, although she's still afraid that paparazzi will be able to track her down.

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According to the facility's website, they specialize in drug and alcohol addiction as well as mental health issues, which they note often "lie beneath an addiction issue."

Rehab facilities in Malibu have come under attack lately, with residents saying that the media attention that surrounds celebrity clients disrupts their quiet and tranquil neighborhoods.

No word yet on whether The Canyon has been stormed by photos and journalists looking for a Bynes sighting

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