Amanda Bynes: I Was Diagnosed Bipolar and Manic Depressive
A series of tweets from Amanda Bynes’ verified Twitter account late Monday night seemed to announce that the actress has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Yahoo news reported that Amanda Bynes tweeted: “I was diagnosed bi-polar and manic depressive so I’m on medication and I’m seeing my psychologist and psychiatrist weekly, so I’m fine.”
Early Tuesday morning, another tweet popped up on Bynes’ account that seemed to confuse things.
“I was at a friend’s apartment last night and one of my friends tweeted my phone, sorry guys!” the tweet read.
Yet, shortly thereafter, the tweets returned back to the topic.
“I’m so mad at my parents,” she wrote. “They are withholding my belongings and money from me so I don’t have new clothes or enough money to rent an apartment.”
Bynes’ comments came just three days after a judge ruled that she spend at least another 30 days in a psychiatric facility. She reportedly contested her involuntary treatment and was allowed to leave the psychiatric facility after a hearing officer found the actress to be stable enough not to be held involuntarily.
As psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig explained to Entertainment Tonight, “You can’t keep somebody hospitalized involuntarily indefinitely. Amanda still has legal rights so once someone is voluntary, they have the right to check out of the hospital if they so choose.”
This was Bynes’ second stint at a psychiatric treatment centre. The actress spent nearly six months in treatment last year after allegedly starting a fire in a neighbour’s driveway.
More on this story as it unfolds