Anyone witnessing the stuff coming out of Amanda Bynes's mouth/twitter/life recently would probably not argue against a diagnosis of the young actress skirting the precipice of mental instability. We just hope they'd be wrong!
According to a few psychiatrists that were presented with a list of things on how she's been acting lately, our hopes start to get dashed. They're saying the behavior could be showing a range of issues.
She's been charged with a DUI and a more than one hit-and-run, she's had neighbors complain that her Southern California home was "dilapidated," she said she wanted Drake to murder her vagina, debuted new double piercings, took a solo trip to a club, and her family wants her to stop it all and move back home!
Should we be chalking this up to celebs being weirdos sometimes? Or should we all be worried about her mental state?
Here's what clinical psychiatrist Mark Goulston says:
"What happens with a lot of these celebrities is that, first of all they are exhausted. Their lives are exhausting. When you are sleep deprived, you get a little crazy. [They may also] self medicate."
And Media Psychiatrist Carole Lieberman, M.D. says.:
"She's been having this strange behavior on and off for approximately a year now. If she sat down on my couch, I would have to sort out the diagnosis from a number of possibilities."
We just want her to be all right, regardless of the issue or its severity. We're not going to sit here and say either way about what's going on, because at this point, only she knows!
What we DO know, though, is that she could've grown into a comedy powerhouse from what she's done in her past, if she had just taken the right shift in material. Easy A was great, and we just wish she had followed a harder, edgier, path — she has the talent to do it, she just needs to get her shizz together!
[Image via WENN/Twitter.]