Amanda Bynes’ doctors have obtained a legal order from a judge to extend her stay under a 5150 psychiatric hold.
Bynes’ physicians asked a judge on Monday for a 30 day extension to her involuntary commitment, due to her mental illness.
Sources reveal Amanda is still not doing well and doctors believe she is unable to care for herself properly at this stage.
The 28-year-old actress, who was recently arrested for driving under the influence [DUI] and accused of shoplifting, was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital in Pasadena, California earlier this month.
Her doctors are reportedly going to court soon to obtain an LPS Hold, which would allow her to be confined to a hospital or other secure facility for up to 12 months.
Judges normally grant this type of conservatorship if they feel a patient is “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.”
The LPS Hold was previously granted on Amanda over a year ago after a series of erratic behavior from the actress. Things came to a head when she set fire to a stranger’s driveway and accidentally doused her small dog with gasoline.
The troubled star reportedly feels betrayed by her parents Rick and Lynn Bynes after they secretly arranged for her to be taken to the hospital in California.
An insider said the “Easy A” star says her relationship with her mother and father has been “destroyed forever” and she feels she was tricked into seeking treatment.
Bynes spent five months in a treatment facility in July 2013 when she was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold.
She was released in December and appeared to be getting her life back on track until a conservatorship giving her parents control of her affairs came to an end last month. That’s when things went downhill again.
We are happy her parents stepped up to help her. Hopefully once she is mentally stable, Amanda will realize her parents are only trying to help her get better.
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