Will Amanda Bynes Be Released from Psychiatric Hospital?
Amanda Bynes' two-week 5150 hold at a California psychiatric hospital is up, but her parents are reportedly hoping for a 30-day extension.
A source told the New York Daily News that Amanda is showing signs of schizophrenia. “She's not improving yet. She's still delusional. These meds take longer than a week to work, and she's only been given them for about a week.”
The insider added, "She's not physically combative, but the doctors weren't forcing her to take her meds in the beginning. Then the doctors said she had to take them or they would force her, so she started.”
Doctors can request the 30-day extension, and if granted, could seek a state temporary mental health conservatorship, says the Daily News.
Although Bynes' parents were seeking a civil conservatorship, the source said, "So long as Amanda stays in the hospital, they're not interested in the (probate) conservatorship. They just want her to get the treatment she needs."
A private legal proceeding is to be held late Thursday to determine whether or not Amanda is released from the hospital. The actress and her family are due in court Friday to discuss the civil conservatorship.
If the temporary state conservatorship is granted, Amanda's parents are expected to postpone their request.
Last month, Bynes was placed on a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold, after reportedly building a small blaze using a gas can in a woman's driveway in Thousand Oaks, CA.
During the incident she caught her pant leg on fire, and just before police picked her up, she was seen rushing into a nearby liquor store to rinse off her dog, which was drenched in gasoline.