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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Amanda Bynes seeks treatment at new hospital

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes has officially moved to another psychiatric ward for treatment.

The 27-year-old former child actress was placed on involuntary detention at a mental health facility in Ventura County, California last month after reported suffering a psychotic episode.

On September 15 Amanda was moved to the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

During the transfer the star shielded herself with a blanket while wearing what appeared to be a blue wig.

According to TMZ, Amanda was taken to UCLA because it offers some of “the best psych facilities in the nation”.

Her mother Lynn Bynes has apparently been pushing for the move for some time, but the website reports a bed at the hospital only became available yesterday.

Lynn was granted a temporary conservatorship order over Amanda after her doctors pleaded with the court for more time to treat her. This allows Lynn to make important decisions surrounding her daughter’s health and finances.

The matriarch is convinced that the specialised treatment available at UCLA will help Amanda’s wellbeing and recovery.

“Lynn wants Amanda in a more private facility,” a source revealed to Radar Online recently. “She will get better care at a private facility.”

The actress is reportedly being treated for schizophrenia and has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks.

Sources report that she is now better able to show emotion.

The temporary conservatorship order is in effect until September 30 and it can be extended should the court deem this necessary.

Amanda was taken into care initially after setting a neighbour’s driveway on fire last month in Thousand Oaks, California.

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