Amanda Bynes has had quite a number of armchair mental health professionals diagnose her over the years. While there was clearly a mental issue that needed treatment, Bynes’ lawyer recently sat down with People Magazine to dispel the rumors that Amanda suffers from schizophrenia.
Amanda Bynes’ lawyer, Tamar Arminak gave the interview with the magazine at the behest of his client. “There has been much speculation about Amanda’s medical condition,” Arminak said in the interview, “she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it.”
Bynes’ attorney would not say what the cause of her bizarre behavior actually was, but he did point out the former child star is one the road to recovery and is doing quite well these days. Amanda has been spotted out and about more with her family than ever before, a noticeable change from the months leading up to her final meltdown.
During the period of time when many were worried about Amanda Bynes’ behavior, she was having a very public feud with her mother and father. The actress entered a treatment facility during the summer of 2013 and since being released from that center she has slowly been putting her life back together.
Some believed Amanda was simply in the throes of a hard core drug or alcohol addiction but Arminak says that isn’t the case either. “She’s devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She’s never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she’s proud to say she’s been marijuana-free for the past nine months.” The attorney added.
During her final slide downwards Bynes was arrested after police were called to her apartment building, only to have Amanda throw a bong out of her window in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence. According to Arminak she hasn’t smoked weed since that particular episode.
Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes. pic.twitter.com/wePNZbTEAW
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) April 6, 2014
According to another source who also talked to the magazine, Amanda Bynes and her family are still working to try and figure out what was at the root of her very strange behavior. During that period of time, Amanda pierced her cheek, wore some rather odd and obvious wigs and took to twitter to insult and attack other celebrities.
Bynes got into some very public feuds with the likes of Rihanna during this time period by calling celebrities of her ilk “ugly.” In contrast, the last time Bynes took to social media, she was displaying pictures from her latest family vacation. Those pictures showed an Amanda Bynes who looked quite a bit happier and healthier.
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