Monday 11 December 2017

Amanda Bynes 'leaves hospital' for celebrity rehab with no psychiatric facilities

Amanda Bynes has moved to a new psychiatric unit
Amanda Bynes has moved to a new psychiatric unit

Amanda Bynes has reportedly left hospital and is now in rehab.

The troubled actress was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in July and has remained in the facility ever since. She is alleged to have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and last week her attorney said she was mentally unfit to stand trial in her DUI case.

According to TMZ, Amanda has now been moved from UCLA Medical Centre to The Canyon in Malibu, which is a rehab facility.

The website claims Amanda's new treatment facility doesn't have the facilities to deal with mental illness available at the Californian hospital she was initially at.

The alleged move comes as a surprise as last week a judge granted the actress' mother Lynn Bynes LPS conservatorship.

Such orders are only available for adults with mental illness and means Lynn will now make all decisions for her daughter. She previously held a temporary conservatorship, with the new order in place as doctors were apparently so concerned for the 27-year-old star's wellbeing.

Amanda is rumoured to have been at The Canyon for the last three weeks. She is still said to be in a troubled state and is yet to interact with other patients very much.

"She... rarely leaves the area where she's living," reports TMZ. "Amanda is not wearing her wig and is ‘paranoid’ the paparazzi will find her."

The star was placed under a 5150 hold in July after she started a fire in a residential driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.

It was the latest in a string of bizarre incidents involving Amanda, including the actress getting arrested after apparently throwing a bong out of a New York City apartment window. Last week, her lawyer asked for a postponement of up to 18 months in the case while the star received professional care.

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