Sources tell the website doctors at UCLA Medical Center will recommend to the judge presiding over her mother Lynn Bynes’ conservatorship case, that Amanda needs long-term treatment.
The former Nickelodeon star is being treated for a “serious” mental health disorder. Amanda had reportedly exhibited erratic behavior for several months and was involuntarily hospitalized after setting a fire in the driveway of a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Doctors have “been observing Amanda, and there has been some improvement…however, her diagnosis is complex, and the appropriate drug cocktail to treat her hasn’t been achieved yet,” says the insider.
“Therefore, her treatment team believes Amanda would benefit from prolonged treatment at UCLA, for at least the rest of the year. She has her good days and bad days, and the goal is obviously to get her therapeutic and stable before being released. Lynn needs to be granted permanent conservatorship because Amanda wouldn’t agree to continue with treatment.”
Amanda hasn’t been formally diagnosed with schizophrenia, but “she is being treated for it. There is such a negative stigma with schizophrenia….given time and the correct treatment and medicine, Amanda could and should absolutely be able to live with it and be a productive member of society,” the insider continued.
“In fact, she wouldn’t likely suffer from symptoms of it if she stays on her medication.”