Amanda Bynes is not schizophrenic, her mother claims


There have been numerous reports claiming that Amanda Bynes has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but her mother and her lawyer state that the actress was never treated for mental health issues.

Speaking to E! News, Amanda’s mother Lynn said: “Amanda has no mental illness whatsoever. She has never been diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar.”

She also insists that her daughter’s breakdown last year was caused by smoking marijuana.

“Amanda is very sorry for all the hurtful tweets, statements and actions that occurred while she was under the influence of marijuana,” Lynn added.

The troubled star’s lawyer Tamar Arminak also addressed speculations about Bynes’ mental health.

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He told People magazine: “There has been much speculation about Amanda’s medical condition. She asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it.”

The lawyer also added: “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. Amanda is very happy studying fashion and she hopes to one day design her own line.”

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7 responses to “Amanda Bynes is not schizophrenic, her mother claims”

  1. Klaus says:

    No she clearly has bipolar disorder her conduct/ violent behavior was very similar to Britney Spears. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT take this poor girl off her meds…. Ugh she’s doing so well

  2. Teresa says:

    This does not bode well. I hope she was under the care of a doctor who knows how’s how to wean people off these medications. If she just stopped taking them abruptly, it could be disastrous.

  3. Josie says:

    Her mother is seriously delusional and needs help herself for doing something so foolish.
    Schizophrenia is a physiological illness that requires constant medicinal treatment.
    What an idiot for putting her daughter at such risk again.
    History WILL repeat itself. I hope someone intervenes in time. What a shame.

  4. Matt says:

    Those meds are what helped Amanda immensely, without them for a prolonged period of time will set Amanda back to where she was. The mother is either delusional, a mental case herself or taking drugs herself to think she knows more than the doctors. The mother should be held responsible for any harm Amanda brings to herself or anyone else if she relapses again.

  5. Tara says:

    Hmm, I have no idea what is wrong with all those young actresses that have started their carrier since being children. For some reason they grow up being some miserable people who end up with drugs, alcohol and other depressing things that are simply devastating for them, and ruin their soul from inside. Like for example Amanda Bynes, she used to be such a nice girl who was always smiling and lighting the room with her positive thoughts and aura, while now she is a very unhappy girl, who is trying to live under a mask. Marijuana doesn’t work like that on people, so or it is some more serious drug that she is having, or she is simply depressed.

  6. Kitty says:

    Awe God, what is wrong with all those celebrities. Is it some fashion thing to say that you are sick and after that to announce everyone that you are going for some rehab? I feel like everyone around is acting weird, there is no single day in my life that would go without reading about a new star going to rehab for this or that reasons. I don’t understand what is the use of this kind of PR Company? To show that there is emotionally not stable person? And do the managers of the stars really believe that it will help somehow the carrier of the people they are working on? I think certainly it won’t so why the heck acting like that? Amanda used to be one of the child stars that I was respecting; now unfortunately I cannot say that anymore.

  7. Michaela says:

    And now Amanda Bynes, well, well, well. First it was Nicole Ricci, than Lindsay Lohan, after that followed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and now Amanda. I just don’t understand what is wrong in Hollywood, why the young stars do are getting so many troubles with abusing bad stuff. Where the hell are their parents when their children need them so much, when they desperately need their parents to stop being their friends and start finally being their parents? I guess this is the question that is bothering only me. I hate the way our society has changed for the past twenty years. I feel like there are no more morality values between people and this really sucks.