Amanda Bynes' doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in L.A., plan to submit a recommendation to the judge overseeing her mother Lynn's bid to gain permanent conservatorship of her daughter, suggesting the 27-year-old needs long-term hospitalization. Amanda is currently being treated for a serious mental disorder, according to Radar Online on Thursday, Aug. 29. Bynes' mother hopes to get her temporary conservatorship made permanent at the next court hearing on Sept. 30, since doctors are now recommending Amanda remain hospitalized at least through the end of the year.
Amanda, the former Nickelodeon actress who infamously melted down over the last year and a half, has not been officially diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, that's what sources say she's being treated for.
The final straw in Amanda's bizarre behavior was when she recently set a small fire in a stranger's driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif.. That incident led to Bynes being involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Doctors report Amanda's condition has improved some, but since her diagnosis is complex, they need her in long-term care to achieve the appropriate drug combination. That hasn’t happened yet, a source said.
Bynes' treatment team feels she would benefit best from prolonged treatment at UCLA, for at least the rest of the year. She apparently has good days and bad days.
Their goal is to get the actress "therapeutic and stable" before being released. Lynn feels she needs to be granted permanent control over her daughter because Amanda likely wouldn’t agree to continue with treatment at this point.
Doctors are claiming if Amanda is given time and the proper treatment and meds, she should be able to return to being a productive member of society.
They say she likely wouldn't even display any symptoms if she stays on her medications.
That would seem to sound like an awfully optimistic prognosis to anyone who has had a friend or family member diagnosed with the debilitating disease.