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Amanda showing signs of schizophrenia

2013-07-25 13:58
 
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Los Angeles - Amanda Bynes is allegedly showing signs of schizophrenia.

The 27-year-old actress, who was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in a Los Angeles hospital on Monday, after being arrested for starting a small fire outside a stranger's home, could remain under medical supervision for another two weeks, as her doctors want to properly diagnose her.

A source told gossip website TMZ.com that her medical team will seek an extension on her 5150 hold as the Easy A star, who retired from acting to focus on carving out a career in music, has been displaying signs that she is suffering from mental illness since she was taken into police custody earlier this week.

A danger to herself

An insider previously revealed that Amanda's parents, Lynn and Rick, believe she is a danger to herself and are hoping to secure a conservatorship that would give them legal control over the actress until she gets her life back on track.

Amanda was arrested and admitted to hospital after using a canister of gasoline to light a fire on an elderly woman's driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.

She accidentally soaked her Pomeranian puppy in gasoline and surveillance video showed her rushing into a nearby liquor store to wash the pet.

The dog is now in the care of her parents.


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