Amanda Bynes Must Remain Under Psych Hold Another Two Weeks

Amanda Bynes will remain under a psychiatric hold for another two weeks, a judge ruled on Thursday.

The actress was in court to determine if her 5150 psychiatric hold would end, which would have allowed Bynes to walk free. The hearing took place in the psychiatric hospital where she has been staying.

Bynes had a lawyer present who argued that the hold should be over, but doctors reportedly argued they needed more time to property diagnose Amanda and ensure that if released she would not be a threat to herself or others.

The troubled young actress, who has been in a seemingly endless string of legal trouble in the past year, was placed on the 5150 hold after allegedly setting a fire in the driveway of a residential home.

“There was a call about a small fire that she’d apparently set in front of the residence, kind of out on a sidewalk on the concrete,” Sergeant Eric Buschow explained, though authorities added that it didn’t appear Amanda Bynes was trying to set the home on fire.

A witness to the event, Andrew Liverpool, told E! News that Bynes looked “frantic and discombobulated” when police arrived.

“I see this girl with her pant leg on fire and a gas can trailing fire through the driveway. It looked like her. It sounded like her. She had a wig on,” Liverpool said.

Other reports from the scene said Bynes was having conversations with herself and tried to set her small dog on fire as well. This follows an incident in New York City in which the tossed a bong out of her high-rise building, then acted erratically when police arrived.

While Amanda Bynes is under psychiatric hold she has reportedly been kept on suicide watch, and a source said the actress is beginning to show signs of schizophrenia.