Amanda Bynes 2014: Crazy Again? Back on Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment

Posted by Maria Myka (media@realtytoday.com) on Oct 13, 2014 09:01 AM EDT
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Amanda Bynes Manhattan Criminal Court Appearance - July 9, 2013 (Photo : Getty)

After her most recent DUI case and engagement announcement, Amanda Bynes is back in a psychiatric hospital on involuntary hold.

Radar Online said that the former actress is having difficulty in accepting the help she desperately needed. A source told the magazine that "Amanda is having a tough time adjusting to being in treatment again. However, the facility she is in is truly first class and it will be a calming environment to deal with her issues out of the spotlight."

Last week, Amanda was taken to the Las Encinas mental health facility in California, after she accused her father of abusing her as a child. She also claimed that she's engaged to 19-year-old Caleb Pusey, but he denied it.

Amanda's mother, Lynn Bynes via her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, has released an official statement to E! Online, saying:

"I am heartbroken today for my husband of 47 years. Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually. These accusations are absolutely horrible and could not be further from the truth! These allegations stem from Amanda's mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband's character could be slandered in such a way." 

Her siblings, according to the Mirror UK, have also denied the allegations. 

The source for Radar went on to say, "In a rare moment of clarity before Amanda became a patient at the mental health facility in Pasadena, she actually deleted the posts on Twitter accusing her father of sexually abusing her."

Her parents arrived at the hospital on Saturday while The Daily Mail has reported that Bynes "is being held under section 5150 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code which enables mentally ill people who are classified as a danger to themselves or others be taken in against their will."

Atty. Arminak maintained that "My clients are very concerned about their daughter. Despite what is being reported, they are doing everything they can to help Amanda."

Dr. Carole Lieberman, a psychiatrist following Amanda's story, told CNN that "In a perfect world, one would be honest about getting a person into a psychiatric hospital, but from her past behavior we have seen that Amanda Bynes avoids psychiatric hospitals at all cost because she doesn't believe that she's sick."

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