Amanda Bynes’ mom ‘wants hospital stay extended’
Amanda Bynes’ parents think she could benefit from an extra month in hospital while they sort out a conservatorship, according to a new report.
The troubled former child star was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold at a Los Angeles hospital after setting fire to a residential driveway on July 22, according to Radar Online.
The hold was reportedly extended for an additional two weeks as doctors recommended further treatment.
According to the New York Daily News, Amanda’s mother, Lynn, and father, Rick, are now pressing to keep her under medical watch for another 30 days as they’re still concerned about her mental condition.
“She's not improving yet. She's still delusional. These meds take longer than a week to work, and she's only been given them for about a week," a source claimed.
"She's not physically combative, but the doctors weren't forcing her to take her meds in the beginning.
“Then the doctors said she had to take them or they would force her, so she started."
Lynn Bynes has reportedly been in discussion with doctors at Hillmont Psychiatric Center in Ventura, California.
Apparently she has agreed with experts to take confidential legal action that could stop Amanda from gaining freedom on Thursday night as scheduled.
Lynn reportedly filed for a temporary mental health conservatorship over her daughter on July 26. She is believed to be due to attend a hearing regarding the matter on Friday.
If granted, a family member or social worker will take control of Amanda’s assets for as long as a year. Rights could then be renewed every 365 days afterwards.
An alternative would be for a doctor to determine how well Amanda is to make decisions about her wealth and belongings.
The 27-year-old has allegedly spent $1.2 million of her $4 million life savings in a "short amount of time".
"So long as Amanda stays in the hospital, they're not interested in the [probate] conservatorship," the insider continued. "They just want her to get the treatment she needs.
"She'd rather be out of the hospital, but she doesn't really have anywhere to go. She told her parents, 'Come pick me up.'"
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