Amanda Bynes and her lawyer are convinced she's capable of caring for herself outside the walls of her psych ward, but unfortunately the judge they just stood before does NOT agree!
The All That star was placed on a 5150 hold in a psychiatric hospital over a week ago, but she still hasn't convinced those in charge that she's fit for freedom!
Today her lawyer argued that the doctors have no legal right to keep her detained for two weeks — as previously mandated by the judge — but it apparently didn't do much good!
Though hospital folk agree she's doing remarkably better on a steady diet of prescription meds, they want to keep her under their care and continue to monitor her mental health.
Sources say signs point toward Amanda suffering from schizophrenia.
One reason the doctors aren't ready to release her is because she hasn't even admitted to having a mental illness yet. In her state of denial, they fear she would stop taking the medicine just as soon as she leaves the hospital!
Amanda has been on the 5150 for ten days now since her involvement in that bizarre driveway fire.
Ugh!!! We're really pulling for her!!
Hopefully she gets all the help she needs!
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