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Clinical Psychologist Reveals Amanda Bynes May Have Bipolar Disorder

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Amanda Bynes has been behaving erratically since she was charged with a DUI last spring, and she isn't showing any signs of getting better.

After several hit-and-run incidents, her license was suspended. Then, her car was impounded after she got into THREE accidents following her suspension. Now, her parents are moving back to El Lay to keep watch over their troubled daughter.

Everyone has been thinking it and now even a clinical psychologist can confirm that there is a definite possibility that the former child star is suffering from some kind of mental disorder!

Dr. Trevor Small, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of Santa Monica's Bridges To Recovery, has suggested a bipolar diagnosis, saying:

“Typically when someone has never had any problems with the law, and all of a sudden has a string of legal issues, then this could very well be a sign that that individual is suffering from a mental health issue, such as bipolar disorder.”

It's scary because that describe's Mz. Bynes situation almost too perfectly and the possibility only becomes more convincing as he continues:

“A typical symptom of bipolar disorder is when someone starts to behave impulsively, for example driving your car even though you don’t have a driver’s license. A healthy individual would be able to recognize that this would not be a wise decision. When a person is impulsive, a sign of bipolar disorder, they do things without thinking like shaving their hair off or drastically changing their appearance. When someone starts to act erratically and inconsistently with how they used to be, this could also be a sign of bipolar disorder. For example, locking yourself in a fitting room for over two hours. This is not normal behavior. Often times, the person will try and self medicate by using drugs and/or alcohol.”

That certainly explains Bynes' DUI arrest and those photographs of her cruising around while smoking what looked like weed! He adds that "lack of sleep" is another symptom of the disorder, which results in "aggressive and restless" behavior, maybe even feeling "above the law."

No matter WHAT is going on with this girl, it's pretty obvious she needs help. Unfortunately, her celebrity status may only make the road to recovery longer, as Dr. Small explained:

"Being in the public eye makes it even more difficult to admit you have a problem. A celebrity may worry about the impact a mental health issue could have on their career and personal relationships. There is a stigma attached to bipolar disorder that makes it incredibly difficult to get help. But help IS out there. Once that person is willing to get help and see a medical doctor, they don’t have to suffer anymore.”

Keep in mind, this psychologist is only basing his opinion off of what he's heard about Bynes, so it's not accurate to assume that she does, in fact, suffer from bipolar disorder. That's a diagnosis a doctor can only give once a patient is examined.

Hopefully Amanda will seek treatment soon so she can find out whether or not she has any mental issues that need to be dealt with.

[Image via WENN.]

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12 comments to “Clinical Psychologist Reveals Amanda Bynes May Have Bipolar Disorder”

  1. 1

    WHOLLY FUCK, SHUT THE FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING HOMO GAY BASTARD!!!! Are you fucking serious. Yeah, the same fucktard that said this can also say she may have an eating disorder. Why could he say this, well, just like the bipolar shit, he has no clue and they have never met. It's like a fortune teller saying "I sense you have lost someone". Well no fucking shit genius.

  2. mizmeg says – reply to this


    this makes me sad. as someone who has personally battled with bipolar disorder, the stigma and fear surrounding this "diagnosis" will only make it harder for her to get the help she needs. it IS possible to live a normal, happy, stable life with a mental illness, but not without therapy, practice, medication, and dedication. i don't wish this experience on ANYONE, no matter how frustrating or annoying, and only wish her good luck.

  3. 3

    Sounds like Miley Cyrus.

  4. PsychiatristsAreStupid says – reply to this


    Don't believe anything psychiatrists say. They are stupid.

    The psychiatric religion is their theory of "mental illness" of which they believe everyone on earth is afflicted with. Psychiatrists are very dangerous–yup, just like that psychiatrists who shot up all his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in 2009.

    Mental Illness is a religious belief for psychiatrists and they've got the whole lot of the medical profession starting to believe in it. Even the American Pediatric Association has instructed pediatricions to now mentally assess the parents of the children they examine! Your child is undergoing mental "health" screenings from birth now!

    Say no to psychiatry. Say no to psychiatric drugs. After all, majority of mass shootings have involved some jerk on psychiatric drugs, so you know there was a psychiatrist involved or perhaps a psychiatric-friendly medical doctor involved in the prescription. Learn more at or

  5. PsychsAreScaryForFolks says – reply to this


    Re: sskiles – You're disorder doesn't really exist. It's a theory made up by psychiatrists. You don't have a chemical imbalance until you start taking psychiatric drugs, like all the mass shooters you've been reading about in the news. You can't even prove a mental illness exists medically, like with blood tests, scans, ultrasounds or x-rays. There's just no way to prove it. You have to BELIEVE in mental illness just like any religious belief out there. So go ahead and believe you've got one. Try eating better (food-combine, less meat, lots of fruits and veggies), exercise regularly and get some sunshine after you've been withdrawn watching TV, searching the internet or paying attention to your tablet or cell phone. Oh yeah, if someone upsets you or is critical, get them out of your life, don't tolerate their B.S., it will drag you down in to a depressive abyss.

  6. 6

    C'mon! Bipolar is starting to become the new catch all diagnosis excuse for everything replacing ADD. Both conditions are very real and it's a shame they are being exploited to make excuses for some people.

  7. Daffodils says – reply to this


    Re: PsychiatristsAreStupid
    Your ignorance is making me sick. Go talk to the millions of people, such as myself, who suffer from mental illness and have benefited greatly from medication. Keep your hate speech to yourself. I mean you think that mental illness is a religious belief? wtf? The health of the brain is just as important as the health of the rest of your body.

  8. 8

    So many potheads are being diagnoised as bi polar! Just stop doing drugs!!

  9. marcela says – reply to this


    I love how not only do celebrities like her get away with one shit after another, but then they don't even have to take responsibility for their actions because "clearly" they ALL have mental disorders. this is not meant to be insulting to people who actually have bipolar and other disorders at all.. i just think its ridiculous that celebrities are already pre-diagnosed with mental disorders before they are even examined because oh noo they can't just be acting out..girls like lindsay and amanda probably do this shit because they grew up being the bread winners in their family and probably with limited to no restrictions from their parents. this gives them the message that they can do whatever they want. this message is further supported by the fact that they SEE other celebrities breaking the law habitually and getting away with it. so they do it, and THEY get away with it. they are like children because they haven't learned from experience that doing something wrong or bad will get them in big trouble. and yeah they MIGHT have a disorder, but that should only be a conclusion their therapist or doctor comes up with, because people say it before even examining them just gives them and other celebrities just waiting to become trouble makers the wrong idea, that they can act out over and over and in the end someoneee will just say "oh poor girl, she can't help it" and ALL of these can't have bipolar disorder! sheesh

  10. 10

    My cousin has bipolar since 16 or 17 and as long as she is on her meds she is fine, although every 5 years or so it seems like they need to be adjusted for her at least.

  11. WillowWynde says – reply to this


    Re: PsychiatristsAreStupid – Whoa, Tom Cruise reads this site!

  12. 12

    Re: Daffodils – As someone who has battled mental illness for more than 20 years, what YOU say is offensive. I was a MUCH better person before my doctor thought it ws a good idea to pump me full of drugs. And the shrinks? They did more damage to my mentality than any bullying every did. Don't harp on someone's opinion just because you don't share it. You had good luck with drugs? Good for you, some of us didn't. Keep your preachy "there's only one way!" attitude out of this convo, and don't talk about things you know nothing about.