Bynes' Doctors: Keep Her Hospitalized for Rest of Year
Will make recommendation as mom seeks permanent conservatorship
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2013 10:20 AM CDT
Amanda Bynes arrives for a court appearance, in New York, Tuesday, July 9, 2013.   (AP Photo/Bethan McKernan)

(Newser) – Amanda Bynes' doctors think she should remain at the UCLA Medical Center at least through the end of the year, Radar reports. Bynes' mom is seeking permanent conservatorship over her troubled daughter (she was granted temporary conservatorship earlier this month), and the doctors will be submitting their recommendation to a judge as part of her bid. Though "there has been some improvement" in Bynes' condition, a source says, "her diagnosis is complex, and the appropriate drug cocktail to treat her hasn’t been achieved yet."

"She has her good days and bad days, and the goal is obviously to get her therapeutic and stable before being released," the source continues, noting that Bynes has not been officially diagnosed with schizophrenia but is nonetheless being treated with schizophrenia drugs. Her mom "needs to be granted permanent conservatorship because Amanda wouldn’t agree to continue with treatment," the source adds. A decision will be made at a September 30 hearing.

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Aug 30, 2013 1:46 AM CDT
She is 27. If it is schizophrenia, the condition generally appears during the twenties. I hope her mother is a loving, honest, educated person who is able to see to her care. With good treatment and support, she can have a successful life. I am rooting for her return to good health.
Aug 29, 2013 10:05 PM CDT
August is make fun of mental patient month here at Newser!
Aug 29, 2013 8:55 PM CDT
They probably have her so drugged up she can't remember her own name, let alone take care of herself. Someone is getting a lot of money out of this deal!