Amanda Bynes is not suffering from schizophrenia nor any other mental health issues, according to both her mother, Lynn Bynes, and her attorney, Tamar Arminak, who blame her erratic behavior on pot. The overall personal health and wellbeing of the 28-year-old actress is continually improving, after having been staying at a rehab clinic for almost six months.
The mother of Amanda Bynes, Lynn, insists that her daughter was never diagnosed or treated as having a mental illness. Despite rumors that Amanda Bynes was suffering from schizophrenia, Lynn has quelled the rumors by stating that Amanda Bynes doesn’t have any “mental illness,” like having “schizophrenia” or having a “bipolar” disorder of any sort.
Amanda Bynes has definitely had a colorful history of behaving erratically the past couple of years. The star of She’s Your Man has, for example, been charged with a DUI, as well as being charged with tampering with evidence after she reportedly threw a bong outside her NYC apartment window. Also, she has written many colorful and sometimes insulting tweets, pierced her cheeks, and Bynes was arrested on the charge that she set fire to the driveway of an elderly lady in L.A.
According to Lynn Bynes in a recent interview with E! News, all of these incidents were not because her daughter had mental health issues, but were because she had been smoking too much pot. According to Lynn Bynes, Amanda is “very sorry” for all of the bad things she did and tweets she sent while under the influence of marijuana.
The attorney of Amanda Bynes, Tamar Arminak, echoes the statement of Lynn Bynes, and has stated in an interview with People magazine that Amanda wanted “certain rumors” to be dispelled, like the one that his client, Bynes, had been diagnosed with the mental health disorder of “schizophrenia.”
According to Arminak, Amanda Bynes hasn’t smoked marijuana for 9 months and she has enrolled in fashion school, to pursue her love of designing clothes and having her own clothing line. Arminak also stated that Amanda Bynes has “never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs” and that the former Nickelodeon star “is on zero medication.”
However, Arminak didn’t state that Amanda Bynes was no longer under psychiatric care. He said that she “continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week.”
What fashion school has Amanda Bynes enrolled in?
Amanda Bynes has been interested in fashion design for several years, and she has helped design her own clothing lines in the past. Getting into designing clothes even more seriously by taking classes at the FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in Orange County, California, may be what’s needed to make the clothing she designs take off.
What’s more, Amanda Bynes and her attorney have reached a plea deal in regards to her DUI case. She will be just given three years of being on probation.
In April, Amanda Bynes spent several days in Cabo, Mexico, catching the sun in her neon green bikini and having a bit of fun. Amanda seems to be getting back to her formerly cheerful, upbeat self, and she might be soon making headlines for her own clothing line, rather than her past erratic behavior.
Written by: Douglas Cobb