Judge Declines to Release Amanda Bynes from Psychiatric Hold
A judge has denied Amanda Bynes' request to be released early from psychiatric hold, TMZ.com reports.
Bynes and her lawyer met with a judge Thursday in a bid to get her released early. After initially being placed on a 5150 hold for 3 days, a judge granted doctors' request to keep Bynes for two weeks so they can properly diagnose her, arguing that she could pose a danger to herself. The judge declined to release her since doctors believe she will not continue to take her medicine if she is released.
Report: Amanda Bynes' parents file for conservatorship in wake of 5150 psychiatric hold
Last week, the fire department responded to a call from a residence in the actress' hometown of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and found Bynes standing next to a fire in the driveway. The sheriff's department arrived on the scene and questioned the actress about her actions and intentions. Based on her answers, they decided she needed to be hospitalized on a 5150 hold, which allows for involuntary hospitalization for mental evaluation for up to 72 hours.
According to reports, Bynes may be suffering from a mental illness with schizophrenic tendencies, which is why her parents filed for a conservatorship. The conservatorship would give them the authority to make decisions in the best interests of their daughter. A judge delayed the conservatorship hearing until Aug. 9.
The news is the latest in Bynes' erratic behavior, which is documented here.