Amanda Bynes has been formally diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. According to Radar Online on Oct. 1, the diagnosis was made while the star was being treated in the hospital at UCLA Medical Center.
"She does indeed have schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It was what Amanda’s parents, Rick and Lynn, had suspected all along," a source close to the situation told the website.
"Nevertheless, it was difficult to process for Amanda’s parents. The bright side is that Amanda can lead a long, normal life, as long as she takes her medication. Doctors at the treatment facility are still working to get Amanda therapeutic meds and she’s responding to the medications she is being given to treat her dual diagnosis."
Amanda's family released a statement about her progress through their attorney Tamar Arminak on Monday.
"Currently, upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA Medical Center, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles. Amanda is making great strides towards recovery. The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda’s health and well-being," the statement read.
The facility Amanda is being treated in reportedly specializes in dual diagnosis, and insiders say Amanda "is responding very well to her new doctors and treatment."