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Amanda Bynes recovering with parents following treatment & looking at colleges

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Though Amanda Bynes has suffered a rough year, it looks like she is ending 2013 on a positive note. The 27-year-old actress who had been in treatment since July, has now been released to her parent's Los Angeles home, a People report dated Thursday, Dec. 5, reveals.

"Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery," says a statement from lawyer Tamar Arminak. "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day."

Bynes' treatment process began following a downward spiral of bizarre events. What started as drastic appearance changes were followed by unusual behavior. After starting a fire in a stranger's driveway, she was involuntarily hospitalized, and then eventually transferred to a rehabilitation center in Malibu.

Though multiple news outlets have previously reported that the 'What a Girl Wants' star was diagnosed with both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, her parents never confirmed this for certain. In fact, Mrs. Bynes said that most of what the media had reported about her daughter was false.

Nonetheless, Bynes was clearly struggling with some form of mental distress, and she is now on the path of improvement. In fact, she is already planning out her future.

"She's now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design," the statement continues. "She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line."

"Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She's very happy to reestablish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared."

As Bynes continues her recovery, her mother Lynn will remain in indefinite control over Bynes's well-being and finances, Arminak continued.

Prior to Bynes' breaking point, she had retired from acting to pursue fashion design. Now, it looks as though she will be able to embark on that next chapter. Her fans are greatly anticipating her upcoming clothing line.

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