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Saturday 12 July 2014

Bynes' ‘treatment bill soars’

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes is apparently racking up expensive hospital bills as she recovers.

Currently residing at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, she'll receive help there for the next 60 days and could stay for up to a year.

Treatment doesn't come cheap though and is more than even some top hotels.

"The cost is so high because it covers not just treatment, but living expenses as well. To put this in perspective, you can get a deluxe executive suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in nearby Beverly Hills for $815 a night," TMZ claims.

A judge has ruled that doctors can keep Amanda on long-term hold for up to a year, but they are aiming for 60 days. She was forcibly admitted to a mental health facility in July after setting a fire in a residential driveway in Thousand Oaks.

When her spell in care is up, she'll go and live with her mom Lynn.

Lynn is currently acting as the actress' temporary conservator. It will be decided on September 30 if she gets permanent conservatorship, meaning she can make medical and financial decisions on her daughter's behalf.

Insiders say it is "unlikely" the star will remain under a psychiatric hold for another 12 months, which would apparently cost a total of $1.2 million.

Since being in hospital, the troubled 27-year-old star has not used her Twitter account.

Previously Amanda's tweets were a cause for concern when she started arguments with stars such as Rihanna and Drake.

But a tweet mysteriously appeared over the weekend saying "I love Drake."

Her lawyer Tamar Arminak was quick to release a statement saying her account had been hacked.

"She is at the UCLA Medical Center with no access to phones or computers,” Tamar said.

For now the star is responding to treatment well, says RadarOnline.

"There has been some improvement. However, her diagnosis is complex, and the appropriate drug cocktail to treat her hasn't been achieved yet," said a source.

It has been widely reported that the star has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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